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Google has updated its Hangout app to allow you to reply direct from the Notifications screen – and as Engadget noted, that also means you can now send replies from your Apple Watch. As usual with Watch apps, that means either choosing from a range of canned responses, or dictating a reply using Siri … 

You’ll need to ensure that Allow Notifications and Show in Notification Center are both on:

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Hangouts brought a new UI to iOS back in the summer.

Gameplay recording and streaming app Twitch has also been updated for iOS users, bringing its private message feature Whispers to the platform for the first time, after initially trialling it on Android.

Both Hangouts and Twitch are free downloads from iTunes.

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