Soon after Google announced its Android Wear OS for wearable devices, surely most of the OTT service providers must have thought about plunging in and taking a ride on the human wrist too.
WhatsApp, one of the grossly popular instant messaging apps has already made sure that it would take a seat in Android Wear powered smart devices. But it can't be alone in the field, as messaging apps like Viber, Facebook Messenger, Skype and other OTTs are also not much of a challenged opponent in any ways, to carry themselves towards the Android Wear app store.
Until now, it was just WhatsApp who announced its interest in entering the Android Wear, but hence forth, Facebook messenger will also be in the options list for Android Wear users to download. We are talking about Facebook Messenger for smartwatches like Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch for now and soon we might also see Moto 360 users downloading the same app, as all these devices run on Android Wear.
This is a incredible announcement, which will help both Google and Facebook in many ways. Since Facebook is the largest social networking platform, used by billions day-in and day-out, Android Wear powered devices could make the best of the app, in terms of messaging.
Moreover, as Facebook software engineer Alan Lake announced the news over the Google+ account via a post, he also mentioned that users could send voice messages directly from the wearable device as well. This will be the first time when users will be able to send out voice message from a wearable device itself.
To be precise he said, "Facebook Messenger version 9 includes the ability to voice reply directly from your Android Wear device! For many users, you'll also gain the ability to send a 'like' thumbs up reply and mute notifications from actions on your phone or Android Wear device."
Since you already have the facility now, in order to be able to use Facebook Messenger on your smartwatch, you'll have to install version for Android 9.0 from Google Play Store and you can go right ahead and compose a voice message replies directly from your wrist. You will also be able to see notifications, like or reply posts - all by tapping on the screen of their smartwatch.
You can also watch the hands-on video of the LG G Watch below:
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