Who needs a smartphone, when you have a smartwatch? It seems that Android watch manufacturers are taking this quite a bit seriously. Recently, Facebook Messenger was brought to your wrist and now it’s time for Skype. Yes, you read it right! Skype now supports Android smartwatches.
Android wristwear has not become so advanced that it can support calling. So this is one feature you will not able able to enjoy on your Android wear, even though you will be having Skype on it.
Skype for Android version 6.4 released this Monday will allow you to –
1. Manage your Skype conversations
2. Receive notifications about new messages
3. Read new messages on your watch
4. Reply to messages
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Right now, Skype for Android wear supports only text format. But still, you can monitor your calls on your watch. For audio as well as video calls, you can see who is online and accept or decline calls as per your convenience. If you choose to accept the call, you can take the conversation further to your Android smartphone. The best part about this app on your Android wear is that you can pause the conversation, mute or switch to another incoming call by just tapping on your Android wrist watch. Isn’t this cool?
While announcing the news on its official blog, Skype wrote, “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.”
You can download Skype for Android from the Play Store. The app also welcomes your feedback. If you have any suggestions, go to the Menu > Settings > Feedback (under the support section), and give Skype your valuable feedback.