Skype Preview is getting an update across Windows 10 PCs and mobile phones today. The newly updated bring it to the Version 11.9.

After removing the Messaging Everywhere feature from the Windows 10 Anniversary Update it arrives in the Skype Application. The SMS relay which lets users send and receive text messages (including images) through Skype. This is a wonderful addition seeing how most of the SMS/MMS to PC applications cost a subscription price.

However this feature was available for the Windows Insider in each ring. Now it is rolling out to everyone. For the SMS Relay to work, the user will need to have Skype Preview on both the Windows Mobile phone and PC.

Here’s what’s new in this update:

  • Improved messaging – Drag and drop files and images up to 300MB into your chat to quickly share them with friends and family, right click on a message and select “Quote Message” so you will know who said what in your chats, see an image preview of a shared URL rather than a long link, and stay on top of messages with an unread message indicator in chat.
  • Easier calling – Manage audio and video devices from Skype settings to select a preferred camera, microphone or speaker and test audio before a call.
  • Enhanced profiles – Start a call or conversation from a contact’s profile page, add/remove/block contacts, view initials of a contact if they don’t have a profile picture, and unblock any contact you may currently have blocked.
  • Additional Windows Mobile updates – Video calls will now default to loud speaker and we’ve improved back button navigation.

So go ahead and grab the latest update from Windows Store and enjoy the SMS relay feature.

Source : Skype