The Apple Watch’s ecosystem of excellent third-party apps is one of the features that really sets it apart from the competition and propels it to the top of the list of the best smartwatches available. But when I first started using the Apple Watch, I was most shocked to discover that WhatsApp doesn’t have an official watchOS app. Following are instructions on how to utilise WhatsApp on your Apple Watch if you’re having the same issue.
However, WatchChat 2 is the software I loved the most and would advise you to use as well. There are a few apps on the watchOS App Store that claim to let you utilise WhatsApp on Apple Watch.
The software is essentially a wrapper for WhatsApp Web, so you will first need to scan a QR code to link it to your WhatsApp account. After that, everything goes smoothly. Let me walk you through the procedures for installing WatchChat 2 on your Apple Watch so that everything is clear.
- Purchase and install WatchChat 2 ($2.99 | 249) on your iPhone and Apple Watch.
- Launch the app on your Apple Watch. You should see a QR code on your watch screen. If you don t see it, wait for 10-20 seconds, and then tap on Retry .
- On your iPhone, launch WhatsApp and go to Settings -> WhatsApp Web/Desktop -> Scan QR Code . Now scan the QR code on your watch.
All of your WhatsApp conversations are now visible on your watch. Cool, huh?
WatchChat 2 Features
You obviously have more uses for WhatsApp outside just reading messages since you want to integrate it with your Apple Watch. Fortunately, WatchChat 2 gives WhatsApp for Apple Watch a tonne of capabilities, which makes it really fantastic to use. The best ones are listed below.
1. Read and Reply to Messages
You can respond to messages directly from your Apple Watch when using WatchChat 2. To type a message, just tap the Keyboard icon. Even harder presses will activate the emoji selection panel so you can add more emojis to your message.
Additionally, it supports the FlickType keyboard, an app I definitely suggest downloading, and of course, quick answers are available within the app itself.
2. Start New Chats
If you desire, WatchChat 2 also enables you to start brand-new talks. To find the person or organisation you want to send a message to and begin a conversation, you may simply hard-press on the screen and tap on Contacts. For instance, the screenshot below shows me inviting my coworkers to play PUBG with me in our Quarantine group.
3. View Images and Videos
The ability to see photographs and videos that you’ve received on WhatsApp in high definition is one of the features of WatchChat 2 that I enjoyed the best.
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Use WhatsApp on Apple Watch with WatchChat 2
Even though it’s surprising that Facebook Messenger has an official app for the Apple Watch while WhatsApp doesn’t, it’s nice that there are a tonne of great third party apps that allow you to use WhatsApp on your watch. There are other options outside WatchChat 2, but after testing them all out, I have to say that this one is by far the finest. I wouldn’t advise investing your money in any more WhatsApp watchOS apps.