You will soon be able to make and receive Skype calls from your Android smartwatch, Microsoft has announced. The software giant has just released Skype 6.4 which will work on select Android wearables like LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360, ASUS Zenwatch as well as Huawei Watch.
The update has taken a long time to appear in Android Wear devices, given that Apple Watch users had started using Skype as early as in January this year.
Through the new Skype app, you will be able to handle audio calls, video calls and reply to messages. You can reply either using speech commands or through custom messages. The new Skype app will also let you send emojis to your friends by drawing their likeness on the watch's display.
For video calls, you can receive calls on your watch and then let it automatically connect with the Skype app in your Android phone. You can also use a wireless Bluetooth speaker to enable audio calls and can even decline calls on the watch if you're busy.
Even though just a few Android watches can run Skype currently, we're sure a lot more of them will be added in the coming months. While Skype is a great way to stay in touch and communicate with far-off friends, we wonder if smartwatches with limited battery lives will be ideal devices for the popular app.