Microsoft brings Skype to Android Wear: Do more from your wrist
Microsoft brings Skype to Android Wear: Do more from your wristSkype Official Blog

It is not wrong to say that Skype is one of the first and most popular FREE video chatting services available to Internet users. Even after other video chatting platforms came to the market, Skype continued to remain popular as it continuously evolved to fit users' preferences.

After allowing Apple users to access Skype on Apple Watch through iPhone apps, Microsoft has finally brought Skype to Android Wear with its latest update. Users can now download the latest Skype 6.4 update and use facilities such as messaging, new Skype Mojis, and the ability to accept or decline calls on their wrist.

According to a blog post released by Skype on Monday, Android Wear users can now respond to Skype messages from the smartwatch by speaking into it, send Skype Mojis, or use a pre-written response to quickly message a Skype contact back.

"At Skype we're always listening to your feedback and continuing to make updates to improve your Skype experience. Today we're excited to announce Skype 6.4 for Android, which brings you new ways to manage conversations on Android Wear devices such as the Moto 360, Huawei Watch, LG Watch Urbane, or the ASUS ZenWatch," the blog post reads.

Unfortunately, there are not many call managing options with the latest update. Users can accept or decline a call, hang up, or mute an ongoing conversation. Some of the features listed by Skype that users can expect from the new update include:

  • Get notifications and read messages on Android Wear devices
  • Reply to messages directly from the Android Wear device
  • Users can also send out pre-selected texts or drawings
  • Manage audio and video calls

The latest Skype 6.4 for Android Wear devices can be downloaded from Google Play store.