Berikut WhatsApp Can Support Wear OS 3, Can Chat from Smartwatch
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iwanrj.com – Jakarta – WhatsApp has released the official app for Wear OS 3. This means, users will be able to use the instant messaging platform right from smartwatch those supported by Wear OS.
However, this functionality is currently in beta and only accessible to Android app beta testers. So not all users can try it.
Some of the smartwatches supported by Wear OS 3 include Samsung Galaxy Watch series 5 and 6, Pixel Watch, Fossil Gen 6, and others.
WhatsApp for Wear OS 3 is available with the latest beta version 184.108.40.206 for Android. Users who are interested in trying can join and become a beta tester here.
Also, both phone and smartwatch must have app version 220.127.116.11 or later.
To set up the application, the user must enter an eight-digit code from smartwatch them to the application. Then the chats will be synced across all devices securely which will also be encrypted end-to-end.
WhatsApp for Wear OS offers all the necessary features including the ability to send messages directly from the smartwatch. However, there is no option to start a new chat if the user has never messaged a WhatsApp contact before.
The Wear OS app displays a simple list of recent contacts, a settings menu and more. There are two boxes for WhatsApp Contacts’ to jump to a contact and a “WhatsApp Voicemail” box allows users to immediately start recording voice messages.
The WhatsApp for Wear OS app also allows users to scroll through old conversations. Users can reply to messages using voicemail or the system keyboard. Scrolling through a group conversation will show ‘People in this conversation’.
The WhatsApp for Wear OS app is expected to get a stable version in the next few weeks. It looks like a great option for quickly texting from the wrist instead of having to retrieve smartphones. [HBS]