Skype Updated for Apple Watch | iDownloadBlog

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Microsoft-owned Skype today issued an update to its free-of-charge iPhone application in the App Store, adding a few enhancements related to chatting on both your handset and the Apple Watch.

Web link previews are now available in your chat, courtesy of Skype 5.13 for iPhone. When you paste a URL into the chat window, the mobile application will now provide a preview of the website similar to Facebook.

Previews are available when you send or receive a web link and support video content, blogs, news websites and many other types of web content.

Skype’s iPhone app already includes a WatchKit extensions for Apple Watch compatibility, but its feature set leaves a lot to be desired.

For instance, why can’t I reply with dictation?

Thankfully, the Skype team has addressed many complaints. Starting today, you can now reply using speech-to-text, start conversations with your favorite Skype contacts and manage incoming calls, all on your wrist.

When a new message hits your wrist, the Apple Watch app will now offer you a new option to dictate a reply. In addition to speech-to-text, Skype for Apple Watch also supports canned responses and the full set of emoticons.

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