Microsoft today announced a new feature called SMS Insights inside the Skype Lite app. The feature aims to help users organise their text messages on smartphones.

” The new feature will make the SMS box smarter on the smartphones with automatic message sorting under different categories like Finance, Shopping, Travel, Reminder, and Promotions, helping users take an action from within the app,” the company said in a press statement.  

The company states that the SMS Insights feature can be useful for categorisation of the text messages like finance, shopping, travel, reminders and promotions.

“SMS Insights goes far beyond simply organizing your messages: it aggregates the information you need and presents it at a glance, sorting it into categories like Finance, Shopping, Travel, Reminders, and Promotions. It empowers you to easily interact the messages you want, while offering relevant action links that allow you to pay bills, check-in to flights, and even call customer support numbers,” reads the Microsoft blog post.

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Further, all categories will have ‘smart’ functions like date and status of your order, track package with one touch and more. The shopping category will also have  Promotions tab where users can view the best deals and discounts pulled out by the app.

The company said the SMS classification and categorisation will be done locally on the phone and users’ SMS information will not be stored by the company.

How to use SMS Insights?

The method is simple. Download Skype Lite installed on your smartphone from Play Store if you don’t have it already. You will now receive the SMS here in Chats tab and when you click on the SMS, a separate tab will shpw you the details of the SMS along with smart functions.

Microsoft in July had also rolled out the Aadhaar integration feature with the Skype Lite app to deter impersonation fraud, and allow only verified identity callers online. The app is 13MB in size and saves more data, according to Satya Nadella.  The app supports several Indian languages including, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

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