Facebook Messenger App Sends Notifications to Android Wear
Facebook recently updated its Android mobile application and made it compatible with the Android Wear platform. Android Wear devices can now display incoming alerts from Facebook Messenger, and wearers can respond or Like the messages.
Skype for Android Now Compatible with Android Wear
Skype has updated its Android application with support for Android Wear, giving people the power to manage Skype messages and calls from their wrist. Skype will surface notifications on Android Wear devices, and can be used to respond to messages via dictation or pre-set text.
Facebook Messenger Brings SMS Back to Android App
Facebook today said Facebook Messenger users will once again be able to send SMS messages — as long as they're running Android. Essentially, Android users can set Messenger as the default SMS app, which will route all SMS messages and conversations through Messenger rather than any other SMS apps that may be installed on the device.
Facebook Messenger for Android Wins Material Design
Facebook is pushing an update to its Messenger app for Android today that adopts Google's Material Design. Facebook Messenger chief David Marcus revealed the new version of Messenger on his personal Facebook page.
Facebook Messenger Expands to Apple Watch
Apple Watch owners can now read their incoming Facebook Messenger messages on their wearable. A recent update to the iOS app adds compatibility with Apple's smartwatch.