How to Use WhatsApp on Apple Watch

Do you want to use WhatsApp on Apple Watch? While there's no official WhatsApp app for Apple Watch, Apple Watch works seamlessly with iPhone so you can receive and respond to new message notifications while wearing the watch. Today's TipsMake will show you how to receive notifications from WhatsApp on Apple Watch, and also provide some suggestions for third-party apps you might consider.

Is there a WhatsApp app for Apple Watch?

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There is no official WhatsApp app for Apple Watch. However, we can receive WhatsApp notifications, even reply to new messages from Apple Watch if you mirror notifications from iPhone.

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Functions may vary. Meta Company, which owns Facebook, Instagram as well as WhatsApp, announced that its plan is to integrate all cross-platform chats together, so perhaps the development of the main WhatsApp application formula for Apple Watch will be temporarily shelved.

Because WhatsApp is about to be integrated with other social media platforms, any third-party app that claims to make WhatsApp work on Apple Watch is useless.

Receive WhatsApp notifications on Apple Watch

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Connect Apple Watch to iPhone via Bluetooth. To turn on Bluetooth on iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the switch to turn the feature on (it will turn green). From here, you need to continue to complete the pairing process on Apple Watch.

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Allow notifications. Go to Settings > Notifications > WhatsApp and tap the switch next to "Allow Notifications" to enable this option (the switch will point to the right and turn green).

Tap to enable all three notification types: Lock Screen, Banners, and Notification Center.

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Set up to mirror WhatsApp notifications. On iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, go to Notifications , and look for the heading "Mirror iPhone Alerts From." Then tap the switch next to WhatsApp to enable this option.

After completing the previous steps on iPhone, WhatsApp notifications (such as new messages) will also appear on Apple Watch.

Receive WhatsApp notifications on Apple Watch

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Click on the message notification to read it. Notifications will appear on your watch face once you've set them up on your Apple Watch.

You can only access new messages this way, but not previous messages.

Images and videos will appear blurry on the watch screen, you need to access your phone to view.

Besides, you also cannot listen to voice messages from the watch.

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Click Reply . If you don't want to reply, you can click Dismiss to make the message disappear from the screen. The message will be marked as read on WhatsApp and can no longer be viewed on Apple Watch.

You can respond in one of three ways:

Use hints. There will be pre-written responses that you can use to send.

Write on the watch face to convert words to text. However, it's more likely that your Apple Watch won't understand what you write.

Click the microphone icon to record your answer.

Are there any third-party WhatsApp apps for Apple Watch?

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WatchChat 2 brings many of WhatsApp's missing features to the Apple Watch. With the free version, you can view up to 3 recent conversations, but if you want to see more, you need to pay.

With WatchChat, you can read old messages, listen to and send voice messages, and type with an old-fashioned keyboard.

To install the application for Apple Watch, you need to download WatchChat 2 from the App Store on the watch. Once the app is installed, open WhatsApp on iPhone and go to Settings . Here, continue to click on the QR code icon in the upper right corner and then use your iPhone to scan the QR code that appears on Apple Watch.

Note: because third-party applications cannot predict future changes to the official application, some features may become disabled.

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In addition to WatchChat, there are alternative applications such as Chatify and WhatsUp. Although these third-party options are not highly rated, you can still download them from the App Store if necessary.

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