You can receive SMS text messages in Skype if you have a Skype Number, and have caller identification set up. Currently, only US Skype Numbers can receive SMS messages*. Two-way SMS text messaging is not supported in Skype on Android 4.0.4 - 5.1.
To start receiving SMS messages in Skype:
- To start receiving SMS messages, you will need to get a Skype Number.
- Set up your Caller ID to use your Skype Number.
To stop receiving SMS messages in Skype:
Once you've configured your Caller ID to use your Skype Number, SMS messages will always be enabled. To stop receiving SMS messages, disable your Caller ID, or configure your Caller 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. However, SMS messages sent from services such as identity verification are not supported on US Skype Numbers.