As of today, there is no official WhatsApp app for Apple Watch. However, you can receive and reply to your messages on the connected watch. To be able to display all your messages and send voice messages, you need to download the WhatChat 2 app.
Facebook, the owner of the world’s most popular messaging app, WhatsApp, has yet to create an app for Apple addicts who own an Apple Watch. If you have the WhatsApp app installed on your iPhone, you can still access the last message you received on the app and reply to it from the connected watch. The WhatChat app is not developed by Facebook, it allows you to access your message history, reply to all your friends and send voice messages.
Receive WhatsApp messages on Apple Watch using WhatsApp
If you bought an Apple Watch Wifi + Cellular for the sole purpose of exchanging it via WhatsApp, you’re going to be very sad. The investment may not be worth it because to receive messages from apps on the Apple Watch, you have to be close to your iPhone.
Make sure your iPhone has Bluetooth enabled and your Apple Watch is connected to it. WhatsApp obviously needs to be installed on your iPhone and notifications enabled in the iPhone settings.
- go to menu set up, Notice Then WhatsApp
- Enable notifications and three different types of alerts
Here’s how to enable notifications on WhatsApp / © Nextpit
- Then go to the Apple Watch app. Access Notifications and activate notifications for WhatsApp.
Here’s how to enable WhatsApp notifications on Apple Watch / © Nextpit
- You can now receive notifications and read WhatsApp messages from your iPhone on your Apple Watch.
Here’s how to read WhatsApp messages on Apple Watch / © Nextpit
Reply to WhatsApp messages from Apple Watch using WhatsApp
Now that WhatsApp notifications are enabled on your Apple Watch, you can also reply to messages. Just click on the WhatsApp logo, which also shows the name of the person who messaged you, and click Reply.
Reply to WhatsApp messages on Apple Watch / © Nextpit
WhatChat 2, a third-party app to enjoy all the benefits of WhatsApp on your Apple Watch
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to read archived messages or listen to audio messages with notifications on Apple Watch.
If you want to benefit from all the WhatsApp tools on the Apple Watch, you will need to use a third-party app called WhatChat 2. According to Apple, the app does not collect your private data, and Apple has authorized it on its App Store.
Here’s how to install it:
- Install the WhatChat 2 app from the App Store on iPhone
- The app is automatically installed on your Apple Watch (must be linked to iPhone)
- Scan the QR code displayed on the Apple Watch with your iPhone
Did you find his information useful? What apps do you use the most on your Apple Watch?