Telegram has – or had – one of the best messaging apps for Wear OS, letting you do almost anything from the small screen of a smartwatch. Since updating to Telegram 8.0, the app no ​​longer includes a version for Wear OS.

For some reason, Telegram ditched the Wear OS version of its app, which no longer appears when searching the Play Store on a smartwatch. Of course, if you still have it installed on your watch, it should continue to work for now.

Goodbye, Telegram for Wear OS

While with most messaging apps what you can do from a smartwatch with Wear OS is view and reply to messages, Telegram had a full version for Wear OS. On the small screen of compatible watches, you can send and view photos, stickers, location, and manage your chats.

This full app disappeared with the update to Telegram 8.0 and shouldn’t come back. Official Telegram support has confirmed that the Wear OS version of the app will no longer be available for download.

The “good” news is that, if Telegram is already installed on your smartwatch with Wear OS, it should normally continue to work for now, although without assistance it is a matter of time before it stops working. do sooner or later. Additionally, upcoming news introduced by Telegram may not be visible while checking messages on the clock.

As of yet, Telegram has not shown the reason why it ditched Telegram for Wear OS or if this is a final goodbye. Given the pace of application development, it would not be uncommon for their paths to cross again in the future. Also, keep in mind that this is an open app, so there is always the possibility that other developers will embrace the idea.

Via | 9to5Google