Facebook Messenger Updated with Voice Message Support for Android Wear

After WhatsApp released a beta version for Android to support Android Wear devices, Facebook has also pushed an update to its Messenger app for Android that adds support for Android Wear.

The update brings support for voice messages directly from an Android Wear smartwatch, so that you can immediately respond to your friend’s message by talking to the watch. And if a voice message isn’t feasible at the moment, the messenger app also lets users send a “thumbs up” or “like” response to any message on the app.

Earlier the app only displayed phone’s notifications, but now you can read, like as well as reply to messages on Facebook with this app.

facebook messenger on android wear smartwatch

Since the Android Wear uses swipes to switch between the features inside an app, you can just swipe to access voice messages, like with a big thumbs-up symbol and more. You can also mute conversations right from the smartwatch’s notifications bar.

The updated Facebook Messenger app is now available on the Google Play Store.

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