Skype SMS Relay Feature Comes To Windows 10 Release Preview Ring

It have been more than a week since Microsoft has gone on to launch the latest Skype Preview app featuring SMS Relay and syncing to users on Windows Insider Fast Ring. Microsoft is now pushing the update through the store to all the users on the Release Preview Ring for PC and Mobile.
 
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Skype Preview 11.8.190, which is the same version as the Fast Ring testers, is now ready for downloading, seeing that it is now hitting the Release Preview initial feedback on functionality must have been positive for the company to push it to the Release Preview.
 
With this latest update, users will now be able to send SMS messages to other phone numbers directly from Skype; hence users will no longer need to use their phone’s regular SMS app. In order to enable this particular feature, users will need to go to Skype Preview settings and enable SMS sync, which is listed right below Privacy. Users will now also be able to select how far back they want the syncing to take place – last month, last year, and any time options are now available.
 
If all goes well, regular customers of Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PC and Mobile (non – Insiders) will be seeing the general release of SMS synching in Skype devices in the upcoming weeks. However, currently, Skype and SMS synching is only available on Windows 10 and Mobile devices, but it will soon be expanded to Android as well. Unfortunately, this feature is not expected to be available on iOS due to platform restrictions.