Microsoft adds Apple Watch support to Skype for iPhone

With yesterday's launch of the Apple Watch and almost 1 million pre-orders in only three days, Apple's seminal smartwatch is geared up to be the next big thing. Now, a whole slew of app-makers, including Microsoft, are scrambling to provide support for the Apple Watch.

Following similar additions for its PowerPoint and OneDrive apps, Microsoft has now officially added Apple Watch support for Skype for iPhone.

In addition to "general improvements" to the Skype for iPhone app, the update will allow Apple Watch users to reply to messages using voice-to-text, emoticons, or quick prepared responses, as well as start chats with Skype contacts on-the-go.

Via iTunes

Users can most likely look forward to added Apple Watch support for even more Microsoft apps in the future. If you haven't yet purchased an Apple Watch (or don't plan on doing so), you can check out this tool that lets you preview what some popular iOS apps -- including Flipboard, Twitter, and Shazam -- will look like on the smaller Apple Watch display.

If you own an Apple Watch and want to download the latest version of Skype for iPhone, you can grab it here. And for more on Apple's flagship smartwatch, check out our Apple Watch coverage and take a look at our hands-on with the $10,000 Apple Watch Edition.

Source: iTunes via Microsoft-News

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