When you get a text message in Google's Messenger app, you can reply without having to first pull up the entire conversation. You just tap the buttons that appear in the notification. This capability appeared years sooner in apps like Gmail, which allowed you to reply, archive, and delete messages.
It turns out this feature is available in the latest Android version of Skype. When an incoming notification appears in your notification shade, you will have the option to call the person or reply via text.Read More
Skype v5.11 Adds Quick Reply And Call To Heads Up Notifications was written by the awesome team at Android Police.