WhatsApp has finally launched its standalone app for smartwatches running Google’s Wear OS. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of the WhatsApp smartwatch app for Android users. With the new app, users can now start new conversations, reply to messages and take VoIP calls without having to carry their connected phone.
The app is rolling out to users around the world today. It is compatible with smartwatches running Wear OS 3. It allows users to send and receive text and voice messages, emojis and quick replies right from their wrist.
WhatsApp launches standalone smartwatch app for Android users
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At its developer-focused I/O conference in May, Google announced the release of WhatsApp’s Wear OS app. However, it was only available to limited beta users. Now the company has rolled out this app worldwide.
In addition, Google also unveiled new and improved Wear OS apps from third-party companies, including Spotify and Peloton. Google has also announced updates to its own apps, such as Google Home, Gmail and Calendar, to bring an updated experience to Wear OS-based smartwatches.
Unfortunately, the company is not launching the app for Apple’s watchOS. This means that users of the Apple Watch will have to wait a little longer to enjoy this app. Apple does let you view and reply to your incoming messages via the screen of your Apple Watch.
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