Despite being one of the most widely used messaging apps, WhatsApp is exclusively accessible through Apple’s ecosystem on the iPhone and Mac platforms. A new WristChat software from an independent iOS developer has introduced WhatsApp to the Apple Watch, while the business may soon release a long-awaited iPad app. Let’s look at the specifics below.
WristChat App Brings WhatsApp to Apple Watch
The clever Apple Watch programme WristChat, developed by Adam Foot, enables users to access, read, and even send WhatsApp messages to their friends right from their wrists. Foot developed the Apple Watch app’s user interface using SwiftUI, and it accesses user messages via the WhatsApp Web API.
After downloading, users can configure it on their Apple Watch by scanning the provided QR code with the WhatsApp app on their phones. Following setup, the WristChat app will display the most recent messages in a manner similar to that of the watchOS Apple Messages app. The colour of the message bubbles is one of the many programme features that users can change. The users’ profile pictures can also be hidden or made visible, and the software has support for haptic feedback.
Users can no longer start a new conversation using the WristChat app, even if they can still send new messages to any of their open chats. Users can type the messages using the Apple Watch’s dictation and Scribble features as their input method. To type messages instead, they can utilise the WristBoard app, a full-featured keyboard software for the Apple Watch. Users of the WristBoard app will now be able to access Apple Watch capabilities like auto-correction and word recommendations.
So, you can check out the WristChat and WristBoard apps on the App Store if you’re interested in chatting buddies on WhatsApp from your Apple Watch. The pricing of the WristBoard app is $2.99, compared to $2.99 for the WristChat app. The Watch Keyboard for WhatsApp Bundle, which includes both apps, is available for a discounted price of $3.99.