Google Wear OS and WhatsApp are now compatible. A report from WaBetaInfo claims that a smartwatch app for WhatsApp is now accessible, enabling users to stay in touch and access their chats and messages right from their smartwatch.
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According to the report, the feature is accessible to a small number of users who have downloaded the most recent WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 from the Google Play Store. The app, according to users, was advertised as being compatible with Wear OS and their smartwatch.
In case you’re unaware, Wear OS is a version of Android created specifically for smartwatches. According to WaBetaInfo’s report, WhatsApp’s smartwatch app has features like voice and chat messaging.
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Additionally, it provides a screenshot of a WhatsApp prompt that users receive when attempting to connect their WhatsApp account to a Wear OS device.
Here’s how to download WhatsApp smartwatch app
- If you want to install the smartwatch app for WhatsApp and are a beta tester, update the app to the most recent version, WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124, from the Google Play Store.
- An 8-digit code will appear on the watch prompting the user to enter the code on their device when connecting the smartwatch app to your WhatsApp account.
- After entering the code, users’ conversations will securely sync between devices, enabling them to start using WhatsApp on smartwatch.
- It should be noted that despite relying on multi-device functionality, WhatsApp’s smartwatch app still maintains end-to-end encryption.
As previously mentioned, beta testers can currently use WhatsApp on a smartwatch by downloading the most recent version of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store. According to the report, even after installing the most recent update, the smartwatch app for the WhatsApp Business app appears to be inaccessible.