Now, Android wear device also supports Skype

By | October 5, 2015


Microsoft has updated Skype on Android, which allows users to manage their conversations via Android Wear. You can reply to the messages by using Android Wear app in two ways, one is pre-written option and other is voice to text input options, where you have to speak into your wrist watch. People can also use “emoji” while replying any messages.

Microsoft said about this update in a blog post, “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,”

This update also allows users to receive the calls directly from your wearable, though the call will be through the smartphones only. Basically, the smart watch acts like a button to receive and hung up the call. Users will get notification about the new messages from their friends through their Android wearable device.

Here the company has mentioned names of some of the supported device, but it didn’t mention any limitations. So if your Android wear is not listed here, you can also download and install the app.

It is obvious that the users won’t be able to do Skype through the Android wear, as the most of the smartwatches don’t come with cameras and speakers for the video chats. But, this update allows users to do audio call or messaging, which is a good feature and makes Android Wear more useful.