WhatsApp is now available on smartwatches thanks to Wear OS 3

After two months of testing, WhatsApp has finally launched its messaging app on Wear OS 3 as a stable version. The application even allows you to send messages directly from your watch, enough to do without your smartphone.

July 19 update: After two months of beta testing, WhatsApp has finally rolled out its stable app for Wear OS 3 smartwatches, the messaging service confirmed to the site. TechCrunch.

This update to WhatsApp for Wear OS is available for users worldwide and for all watches running Wear OS from Google’s system version 3. As a reminder, the WhatsApp application for Wear OS will allow you to receive your messages, but also to send them, whether written or voice. It is also possible to make calls directly from WhatsApp on your wrist by taking advantage of the speaker and the watch if it is equipped.

May 9 article:

The instant messaging application WhatsApp arrives in beta on Wear OS 3, Google’s operating system dedicated to connected watches. Users will be able to do without their smartphone for certain features of the Meta application.

Send messages on WhatsApp from your connected watch, it’s possible

As detailed 9to5Google, the app’s home screen is a list of recent contacts, but you can also access its settings and choose to open the app on your smartphone. You can also see the number of unread messages.

By clicking on a contact icon, you can access its discussion to read the messages. Two tiles are available, one for the “whatsapp contactsand the other titled “whatsapp voice messageto save one quickly.

We can also and above all send him messages, whether vocal or written, by opening the keyboard of the watch. Not sure it’s very practical, but it’s there. In group discussions, a button allows you to consult the list of its members.

A version of WhatsApp for Wear OS 3 in beta

Anyone can sign up for this version of WhatsApp. However, you must have an Android smartphone and connected watch with version of the application to avoid connection problems.

The Google Pixel Watch screen

Attention, for the moment only certain models are supported, in particular the Pixel Watch and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. But we can think that this will expand as this beta progresses.

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