Skype can now also send and receive SMS messages from the phone on the desktop


#1

Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/skype-can-now-also-send-and-receive-sms-messages-from-the-phone-on-the-desktop-85068/

Microsoft is bringing back a feature of Skype which was previously available on Windows 10 Mobile. The feature is called SMS Connect and makes it possible to read and answer SMS text messages from the smartphone on a PC. Currently it only works with the Skype Android app.


#2

I can do the same thing using only free/libre software. All I need is a GNU/Linux system, Android (or something Android-based, like LineageOS or Replicant), and KDEConnect. KDEConnect must be installed on both the GNU/Linux system and the Android(-like) system. Oh, the convenience of texting with a real keyboard using transparent (and therefore trustworthy) software!