Microsoft has updated its Skype app for iOS today, bringing along support for the Apple Watch just in time for launch day.

With today's update, Skype users will be able to carry their conversations over to the Apple Watch by responding with speech to text, emoticons, or canned responses. Here's the full breakdown of what's new in Skype for iPhone version 5.12.2:

  • Reply to messages on your Apple Watch using voice to text, emoticons or quick prepared responses.
  • Start chats with your favourite contacts on your Apple Watch so you can do more on the go
  • General Improvements

Obviously the messaging experience with Skype on your Apple Watch isn't going to be as robust as the full app, but this looks like a pretty good way for users to keep up with less involved conversations nonetheless.

More: Check out iMore's Apple Watch app roundup