Latest Skype Preview Gets Call Recording on Android, SMS on Desktop
Microsoft has introduced new features to the Skype Preview version 8.29.76 for Android users who are part of the Skype Insider Program. Allowing Skype fans to test and give feedback on its latest innovations. One useful feature already available on the iOS version is the option to record phone calls. Android Pie has made this function impossible for third-party apps in its latest update, it should not affect Skype users.
The new feature in the latest version of the Android app is the ability to send and receive text messages on the Computer by using either Skype Credit or the company’s ‘Your Phone’ app – the phone-mirroring software that’s available for free on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 users running the latest April 2018 update.
The feature is comparable to the Message(SMS) Relay practicality that was originally introduced on the Skype Universal Windows Platform app for Windows 10, but unlike its earlier avatar which worked with the now-defunct Windows Mobile, the new one works with Android, creating it additional seemingly to achieve success.
According to On MSFT, turning on Message(SMS) Connect on the Skype app will make it the default Message(SMS) client on Android, and enable the desktop version of the software to send and receive text messages natively. The feature is activated from the server-side, but that should, hopefully, happen in the days ahead.
Meanwhile, the Skype Lite app can already function as the default SMS client on Android, but Microsoft does not seem to have rolled out the SMS Connect feature for it just yet. it remains to be seen whether that changes going forward.