The list of iOS apps with Apple Watch support continues to grow this evening. Skype has now rolled out an update that includes support for Apple’s newest device and bumps the app to version 5.12.2. From the Apple Watch, users are now able to reply to messages and start new chats directly on their wrist.

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Replying to messages with the Skype app on Apple Watch is a similar process to that of the built-in Messages app. Users can either choose from a predetermined list of responses and emoticons, or use their voice and dictate a message to the Watch. Furthermore, the update adds the ability to start chats directly from Apple Watch by choosing from a list of their contacts.

Skype also says the update includes other general improvements. Skype with support for Apple Watch is available now for free on the App Store. The full release notes can be viewed below. Check out our breakdown of the best Apple Watch apps here. Earlier this week, Microsoft updated PowerPoint and OneNote with support for Apple Watch, as well.

What’s New in Version 5.12.2

Now with support for your Apple Watch:

  • Reply to messages on your Apple Watch using voice to text, emoticons or quick prepared responses.
  • Start chats with your favourite contacts on your Apple Watch so you can do more on the go
  • General Improvements

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