With the release of Windows 10 Mobile Build 14322 for fast ring insiders, Microsoft also announced that a preview of Messaging Everywhere would be arriving soon for Insiders. Now, the folks at WinBeta have managed to get an early first look at how the feature works. It works just like Skype, with the only difference being is the use of a cellular connection in this case.
Just as the name implies, Messaging Everywhere brings text messages to the desktop from your smartphones. According to Microsoft, the feature will first roll out for insiders as early as next week. Since the feature is in its infancy, the response time is on the slower side sometimes, and at times, it works perfectly.
Following is a Video courtesy Winbeta of the feature in action:
The Messaging Everywhere feature uses your Microsoft Account to sync conversations to the cloud, and beam them to which-ever device is requesting them. For example, When you send a text message from the desktop, it will be beamed to the cloud, then your phone will sync that message and send it via its cellular connection. It seems pretty fast at the moment.
For those having multiple devices, there will be an option to switch devices in the settings area of the messaging app.