Skype now available for Android wearables

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Microsoft, Inc. has brought its popular Skype video chat and voice call service to users of Android wearables. The announcement of Skype 6.4 for Android wear devices was made on Monday. In contrast, Skype became available on the Apple Watch earlier this year.

Skype 6.4 was reportedly specially crafted for Android wearables. It provides notifications and chat messages from Skype Messenger directly to any Android smartwatch.

On its blog, the Skype team talked about the convenience Skype 6.4 brings to users when replying to messages and handling audio and video call on their smartwatch. A user can choose to reply to messages through speech command or from a set of canned responses. A user can even draw on the watch face and respond with an emoji, since Messenger can detect first-grade level emoticon doodles. 

As for managing audio and video calls on Android wearables, a user may opt to decline incoming calls during unfavourable times. Meanwhile, a user can receive the call on the Android watch, which will automatically connect the call to an Android phone.

A hands-free conversation is also possible through a wireless Bluetooth speaker or a headset. The wrist device may also be used to cancel or mute calls, hang up or switch to another incoming call.

The specific devices compatible with Skype 6.4 are Moto 360, Asus ZenWatch, Huawei Watch and the LG Watch Urbane. No limitations as to which devices can run Skype 6.4 were announced, Engadget reports.

Meanwhile, the latest version of Skype Messenger is downloadable at the the Google Play Store.

Must Have Apps for Android Wear (Moto 360) (Credit:YouTube/Explore Gadgets)

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