Microsoft has done different experiments with its Skype messaging service over the past few years. Initially, the company started off with the integration of Skype messages into its Messaging application.
Later on, the Big M changed its plan and decided to drop this feature. The company then introduced SMS Connect — a feature that failed to grab the attention of many users.
As a quick reminder, SMS Connect allows Skype users to synchronise their SMS messages on their Skype app. Well, Microsoft recently decided to drop the SMS Connect feature.
Many people can now see a new message informing about them about Microsoft’s decision. Social media user Florian B announced the news on his Twitter account.
Here we go again, Microsoft removes SMS – skype integration for the nth times. pic.twitter.com/5WPxgPzJ9T
— Florian B (@flobo09) July 17, 2019
The message warns Skype users that the company is killing off the SMS Connect feature on August 30. Microsoft advises Skype users to sync their SMS messages with the help the Your Phone app on their PC.
Your Phone app is a handy tool that allows you to connect your Android smartphone to a Windows 10 PC. You can use it to manage messages and notifications from your computer.
Right now, the SMS messaging feature is not available for iOS users.
SMS Connect is dead already
However, Florian thinks that the SMS Connect feature is more convenient as compared to Your Phone app. You can use it on multiple systems at a time.
Yes, much more convenient than Your Phone which is only connected to ONE pc at a time while I usually have several of them on. (I’m at work and on your phone is still connected to the fixed home, >> must spend his day in the decor / reco …)
Apparently many people have already stopped using this feature. One of the users responded to this tweet in the following manner:
OK, thanks for the details. Practical indeed, but hey I guess very few people were using SMS Connect … Skype too is on a downward slope for years.
This decision may not go well for Apple and Linux users because of the fact that Your Phone app is only available on Windows 10.
If Microsoft wants to keep those users, the company should come up with an alternative option as soon as possible.
How many of you are still using Skype SMS Connect feature on your Linux or Apple devices? Do you think that Microsoft should keep it?
Comment below and let us know.
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