How to use WhatsApp on your Wear OS smartwatch- step-by-step guide

Stay connected on the go! Know how to use WhatsApp on your Wear OS smartwatch for easy messaging and voice calls.

| Updated on: Jul 22 2023, 10:27 IST
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Meta brings WhatsApp to Wear OS smartwatches. (Pexels)

In an exciting development, Meta has officially launched the dedicated WhatsApp app for Wear OS-powered smartwatches, making it easier for Android users to stay connected on the go. This eagerly awaited app has been in the works for several months, and it now offers a complete suite of features, including voice calls, message responses, and more,via Android Police report.

Setting Up WhatsApp on Your Wear OS Smartwatch

Before diving into the setup process, ensure that your smartwatch is running on Wear OS 3 or a later version. Next, make sure that the WhatsApp app is installed on both your Android phone and your smartwatch. Please note that apps on your phone do not automatically sync to your Wear OS watch, so you'll need to install WhatsApp manually. Here's how you can get started quickly:

1. Wake up your smartwatch and press the Power button.

2. Tap on the Play Store icon.

3. Scroll and select "Apps on phone."

4. Locate WhatsApp and tap "Install."

5. Ensure that your phone and smartwatch are connected to each other.

6. Open WhatsApp on both devices.

7. On your smartwatch, you'll see an eight-character code. Enter this code into the pairing prompt on your phone to complete the setup.

Once the installation is complete, opening the WhatsApp app on your smartwatch will display a list of your most recent conversations. Choose any conversation to enter the thread and start engaging with your contacts directly from your wrist.

Effortless Messaging on the Go

WhatsApp on Wear OS offers a seamless messaging experience with two primary methods of communication

1. Voice Messages

To send a voice message, simply tap on the microphone icon at the bottom of the screen. Your voice commands will be converted into messages and delivered instantly to your contacts.

2. Built-In Input Interface

Tapping on the keyboard icon allows you to use Wear OS's built-in input interface. This versatile feature lets you access a virtual keyboard, insert emojis, dictate messages using Google's voice-to-text engine, or choose from a list of quick reply options.

Enabling WhatsApp Notifications on Your Smartwatch

To ensure you never miss an important message, enabling WhatsApp notifications on your smartwatch is crucial. Follow these steps to activate notifications:

1. On your smartphone, launch the Wear OS app.

2. Tap on "Notifications."

3. Scroll down and locate WhatsApp in the list of apps.

4. Toggle the switch to enable WhatsApp notifications on your smartwatch.

Stay Connected Anywhere, Anytime

With WhatsApp now readily available on Wear OS smartwatches, staying connected has become more convenient than ever. Whether you're on the move or simply prefer the ease of using your smartwatch, the WhatsApp app for Wear OS allows you to effortlessly chat, call, and keep in touch with your loved ones, all from the comfort of your wrist. So, don't wait any longer – get connected today.

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First Published Date: 22 Jul, 10:27 IST