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Microsoft's SMS Organizer filters spam and is now available in the US, UK, and Australia

SMS Organizer
SMS Organizer (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's SMS Organizer is now available in the U.S., U.K., and Australia.
  • The app is already popular in India.
  • The app helps organize your text messages and filters out spam.

Updated August 21, 2019: Users outside of India who try to download SMS Organizer are now met with the message "The early access programme is currently full. Space may open up later."

Microsoft's SMS Organizer is now available in the U.S., U.K., and Australia (via XDA Developers). The app was already available in India and has a large user base. The app currently has over 25,000 reviews averaging 4.5 stars on the Google Play Store (opens in new tab).

Microsoft's SMS Organizer started as a Microsoft Garage project and evolved into a popular app in India. It organizes text messages into categories such as flights and movie bookings. It also automatically sets reminders and helps you keep track of tasks. It can also filter out spam messages to make sure you only see the messages that you'd like to read.

The app does not require you to upload your messages, but if you'd like to, you can back up conversations to a Google Drive account.

The app's expansion to other regions allows more users to keep their messages organized. At the moment it is available in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, in addition to remaining available in India.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

20 Comments
  • If it was 2007, I'd be all over this app!
  • Because nobody uses SMS anymore?
  • Here in the UK, I might get two or three a week on a good week - of all the problems I have, organising SMS messages is not one of them. I know it's still very popular in the US but for me, it's a solution looking for a problem.
  • It's not a solution looking for a problem. Not everyone has the same problems. SMS is still king in the US.
  • Yer its weird how fashionably late the yanks are to the WhatsApp party.
    But then, you still mag swipe credit card payments and use oldy worldy pieces of paper called "cheques" i believe. (probably "checks" knowing how you mess up a fine language like English ;) Even my Mum can WhatsApp - with emojis ! :) Get with the prograMME people :)
  • I think everyone here uses iMessage since we can all "afford" iPhones!
  • Bleached. iPhone here too. But everyone uses WhatsApp as it’s superior to iMessage
  • Ha. Yea, we yanks were very slow compared to Europe in the consumer finance area. But I wouldn't point to WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, as a good place to keep your contact information private. Facebook is just too invasive and creepy. Their moral compass is askew. They trying to advance but their DNA is set to collect and sell ads
  • Sent from Android?
  • Good job, you use a Facebook service. I guess when it turns directly into Facebook Messenger, then you will use that too. Go ahead, give your information away. I perfer being in charge of my own messaging through my carrier, thank you very much. Even if I weren't a Yank, I would still not use that service.
  • Just downloaded it , seems good so far should be a good replacement for my Google and Samsung alternatives.
  • With the new MA/Samsung partnership, this should be the Galaxy default. 🙂 I don't recall if it supports sending texts from the computer. Hope so. Off to download.
  • I tried for a couple of hours then uninstalled it when I couldn't find the attach pic feature. I even tried sharing a pic from the gallery and the app was not an option to choose from. I guess there is still stuff they need to work on.
  • It's true - they don't support MMS which you need to attach a photo. Such potential, but I have to uninstall as well.
  • I'm all over this!! I never knew why it I was limited to one country.
  • Hope I'm not jinxing myself, but I only get spam phone calls...zero spam text messages...didn't even know this was a problem out there...
  • Dear Microsoft, Please bring to Canada, I have send this app before but it was limited to India, but now that you are rolling out to other area's show Canada some love. :)
  • It says not available in my country. I'm from Australia.
  • I think the only time I use SMS is when businesses message marketing offers. Is SMS still big in the USA? Serious question.
  • Yes. In the US, data is relatively expensive, and data also has relatively poor coverage outside major cities, depending on carrier... SMS is based on 2G, which has much better coverage, and is much more likely to be a sure-fire way of communicating. Also, SMS is almost always free, and not included in our relatively small data allotments...