Sending SMS text messages on Skype 4 for Android phones

This FAQ is for devices running Skype 4 for Android. If you're using Skype 3.2, just click here. Not sure what version of Skype you have? It's easy to find out.

You can send text messages using Skype 4 for Android phones at the same great Skype rates you get when using Skype on your computer. All you need is a little Skype Credit.

Sending an SMS text message

To send a text message to a Skype contact’s mobile or landline number:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Go to People.
  3. Select a contact and tap in the text field.
  4. The text field in the chat window of the selected contact.

  5. Tap via Skype and select a mobile number. The option will change to via SMS.
  6. Enter your message. You’ll see the number of remaining characters as you’re typing in.
  7. The Via SMS option displayed once you tap the via Skype option.

  8. Tap the send button .

If you can’t change the via option and only Skype is available, it means that your contact doesn’t have any phone number attached to their account.

You can also send an SMS text message to a saved phone number. If a person in your People list has a telephone icon next to their name, it means that they have a saved phone number.

A contact’s saved number in People’s list.

Learn how to add a mobile or landline number.

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