In a move set to revolutionize the world of wearable technology, WhatsApp has announced its compatibility with Wear OS, allowing users to access the app on their smartwatches. With this integration, users can now send messages, make calls, and stay connected while on the move, without having to reach for their phones.
The latest beta update of WhatsApp for Android has added compatibility with Wear OS, an operating system designed specifically for smartwatches.
Access WhatsApp on Smartwatches running on Google’s Wear OS
The smartwatch app currently includes features like chat messaging and voice messages, with more expected to be added in the future. The latest report from WABetaInfo has revealed that WhatsApp’s latest update, version 126.96.36.199, is now available for beta testers on the Google Play Store. This development means that Android users can now access WhatsApp on their smartwatches, making it convenient to send messages and make calls while on the go.
“After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 available on the Google Play Store, some users noticed that the app was listed to be compatible with their smartwatch, in particular, with Wear OS. Thanks to the smartwatch app, users can now stay connected and access their chats and messages directly from their smartwatch. At the moment, the app includes features like chat messaging and voice messages,” WABetaInfo quoted.
How to Download and Test WhatsApp on Wear OS Smartwatches
To access the app, users will need to be a beta tester and update to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android (184.108.40.206). Now as a first step of linking your smartwatch to your WhatsApp account you will receive a prompt. The prompt will provide users with step-by-step instructions on how to download and link their accounts to a Wear OS device.
To link their WhatsApp account to their smartwatch, users will encounter an 8-digit code prompt on their smartwatch screen. After this, they will be required to enter the code on their device to complete the setup process.
It is worth noting that despite the integration of WhatsApp with smartwatches, the messaging service will still maintain end-to-end encryption. This is because end-to-end encryption is based on multi-device capabilities, meaning that all devices linked to the same account will have access to encrypted messages.
Get Ready to Chat on Your Wrist with WhatsApp on your Smartwatch
The latest update from WhatsApp is set to be a game-changer for smartwatch users who want to stay connected on the go. With this new feature, users can send voice notes, messages, and read incoming messages, all without the need to look at their phone. They can even make calls directly from their wrist, making it easier to stay in touch while on the move.