You can use your phone to send Skype-to-Skype instant messages.

If you don't yet have the Skype app, you can download it from

  1. On the start screen, swipe left, and tap SkypeSkype icon.
  2. Sign in with the same Microsoft account that you use with your phone.
  3. Swipe to people, and tap the contact you want to chat with.
  4. Write your message, and tap chat message icon.

    For more info on Skype-to-Skype instant messages, see the video at (in English only).

    Tip: To save on data costs, use a Wi-Fi network connection with Skype whenever possible.