In late 2016, Microsoft rolled out the SMS Relay feature to Skype Preview to allow users to send all of their SMS and Skype messages from a single app. However, the feature was only available on a Windows 10 Mobile device. Now, Microsoft is reportedly adding a new capability to the Skype Preview app for Android and iOS that will let users send and receive SMS messages from Skype for PC or Mac.
The new feature is called SMS Connect, which now shows up on Skype Preview's settings on Android. However, the option to turn on the feature does not seem to be functional at the moment. The update is part of version 8.29.76 of Skype Preview for both Android and iOS.
Additionally, Microsoft is said to be adding the option to use either Skype SMS or the SMS Connect feature on desktops as part of an update to the Skype Preview app. On Windows 10 PCs, the new preview update is reportedly part of version 184.108.40.206.
Once the feature goes live for everyone, users will be able to send text messages using their Skype Credit or Microsoft's Your Phone app.
Meanwhile, Peter Skillman, Microsoft's director of design for Skype and Outlook, announced via Twitter that call recording is starting to roll out to the Skype app across all platforms. The call recording feature for Skype was unveiled last month as part of Microsoft's announcement of Skype version 8.