By using this site you agree to the use of cookies for analytics, personalised content and ads. Read more

Help Linux

How do I send SMS text messages from Skype for Linux?

Send text messages to mobile phones from Skype at great low rates.

You can send text messages to any text-enabled number (most mobiles, some landlines). All you need is a little Skype Credit.

To send a text to one of your contacts

  1. In Skype, find the person you want to text and click on them.
  2. There are two ways to send a text message. Either right-click the contact, select Send SMS and then select the number you wish to text.

Or in the conversation window, tick the SMS box.

  1. Type your message into the conversation box and press Enter. You will see the remaining characters and price in the right top corner.
Unfortunately, the person you sent the SMS text message to won’t be able to reply you on Skype.

To send a text to a number not saved as a contact

  1. In Skype, at the bottom of the window, click Call Phones or Send SMS.

The dial pad is displayed.

  1. If you are texting abroad, click the flag menu and choose a country from the drop-down list, then click in the box beside the flag.
  2. Type the phone number (or click the numbers on the keypad) and click the Send SMS button.

  1. In the conversation box at the bottom of the screen, type your message and press Enter.

Unfortunately, the person you sent the SMS text message to won’t be able to reply you on Skype.

Having problems with sending texts? Read these troubleshooting tips.

Was this article helpful?

Yes No

Why has this not helped?

It did not solve my problem
The answer was confusing/too much to read
The answer was not relevant
Other

Please let us know why we couldn't help you today

Important: Do not enter any personal information (such as your Skype Name, email address, Microsoft account, password, or real name or phone number) in the field above.

Thank you for your feedback

Thank you for your feedback Thank you for feedback! For further sources of help, you can always search or read answers to questions in our community. Visit the community

Ask the Community

See what people are saying about "Instant messaging and SMS" in the Skype Community.

Join the conversation

Still need help? Our support team is waiting to help you. Ask them now