Sending SMS text messages on Skype for Android phones

Android

You can send text messages using Skype 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:

The text field in the chat window of the selected contact.

The Via SMS option displayed once you tap the via Skype option.

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Go to People.
  3. Select a contact and tap in the text field.
  4. Tap via Skype and select a mobile number. The option will change to via SMS.
  5. Enter your message. You’ll see the number of remaining characters as you’re typing in.
  6. 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.

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

Learn how to add a mobile or landline number.

Did this answer your question?

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.

Why has this not helped?

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.

Submit

Share this article