Sending SMS text messages on Skype for Android phones
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Sending an SMS text message
To send a text message to a Skype contact’s mobile or landline number:
- Sign in to Skype.
- Go to People.
- Select a contact and tap in the text field.
- Tap via Skype and select a mobile number. The option will change to via SMS.
- Enter your message. You’ll see the number of remaining characters as you’re typing in.
- 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.
Unfortunately, the person you sent the SMS text message to won’t be able to reply you on Skype.
Learn how to add a mobile or landline number.