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    How do I receive SMS text messages in Skype?

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    You can receive SMS text messages in Skype on Android (6.0+), iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14) if you have a Skype Number, and have caller identification set up. Currently, only US Skype Numbers can receive SMS messages*

    To start receiving SMS messages in Skype:

    1. To start receiving SMS messages, you will need to get a Skype Number.  
    2. Set up your Caller ID to use your Skype Number.   
     

    To stop receiving SMS messages in Skype:
    Once you've configured your Called ID to use your Skype Number, SMS messages will always be enabled. To stop receiving SMS messages, disable your Caller ID, or configure your Called ID to use a number other than your Skype Number (personal or non-US). 

    * Note: You can receive SMS messages on your US Skype Number from US and Canadian mobile numbers.