WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world. But there is no official WhatsApp for the Apple Watch. So, do you think you will miss out on this amazing freeware while using an Apple Watch?
Now way, you can, of course, use WhatsApp on your Apple Watch. You can even use WhatsApp on Apple Watch Series 7, Series 6, or SE.
So there is a question about how to use WhatsApp on your Apple Watch? Well, there are two ways to use WhatsApp on your Apple Watch- using a third-party application and without using one.
Let us help you find the appropriate ways.
How to Use WhatsApp on Your Apple Watch
The usage of the Apple watch has been rapidly increased. So, it is very important to know the process of using WhatsApp on your Apple watch, whatever the series is. Now, let’s start exploring two methods.
Using WhatsApp on Apple Watch without Third-Party App
You can use WhatsApp on Apple Watch without any third-party application. But in this case, the features of the app will be limited.
You will only be able to get notifications and reply to any incoming messages. The reply can contain text, voice, emojis, etc.
The keyboard of an Apple Watch is very small. Though it supports swipe typing, it will be far better for you to just use voice to text converter feature.
For using these limited features, you need to set up some settings in your iPhone which is connected to your Apple Watch.
- First of all, download and create an account on WhatsApp on your iPhone if you already have not done it.
- Now, you have to go to the settings and click on notifications.
- Then, scroll down to WhatsApp and turn on the notification alert.
- After that, go to your watch app on your iPhone.
- In the app, go to notifications. scroll down and find WhatsApp.
- Tap on WhatsApp and toggle the button to turn on notifications.
Now, you are good to go! You won’t find the WhatsApp app in the app section but you will get a buzz on your wrist every time someone sends you a message via WhatsApp.
You will be able to reply with some pre-written suggestions like ‘Hello’, ‘What’s up?’, ‘OK’, ‘On my way’ as well as manual testing using keyboard or voice.
Make sure notifications sound and vibration for WhatsApp notifications have been turned on while turning on the notifications in your iPhone settings.
Using WhatsApp on Apple Watch with Third-Party App
As there is no official WhatsApp Apple Watch app available and no such thing has been announced, you have to be satisfied with only getting notifications and sending replies. But, if you want to start a conversation on your watch using WhatsApp, you have to use a third-party application.
A third-party app can support WhatsApp on your Apple Watch. You will be able to use every feature of WhatsApp.
There are many free and paid third-party applications for this service. But, it is hard to choose a trustworthy one that will give you satisfactory service.
‘WatchChat 2’ is one of the most popular apps to use WhatsApp for the Apple Watch. It is free of cost. But, there is an ‘in-app purchase’ option for ‘Support WatchChat Development’ for only $2.99.
After purchasing, you have to follow the following steps.
- Go to the Watch app on your iPhone and tap on the App store.
- Then, search and download the app to your Apple Watch.
- After downloading, open the app from your Apple Watch. It will show you a QR code.
- On the iPhone, open WhatsApp, tap on settings.
- Then, go on linked devices. ‘Link a Device’ option will be shown.
- Tap on it and scan the QR code from your Apple Watch.
Your work is done here. Now, it’s time to enjoy fully functional WhatsApp in your Apple Watch. You can start a conversation, share pictures, videos, voices, and texts with your friends using this application.
How to Use WhatsApp on Your Apple Watch Video Guide
Hopefully, now you know how to use WhatsApp on your Apple Watch. You have to decide whether you want a third-party app or not.
If you need fully functional WhatsApp on your watch, you should go for the third-party app. If you want to use it only for responding immediately to incoming messages, it is more than enough without any third-party application.