In a major technological milestone, WhatsApp has released its official app for Wear OS wearables.
This implies that WhatsApp may now be used on all Wear OS 3 smartwatches. For some time prior to this stable release, a beta version was available.
Users may use this software to create new chats, respond to messages via text or voice, utilize emoticons, and even answer calls directly from their smartwatches.
If your Wear OS 3 wristwatch includes its own mobile data connection, you can utilize all of these capabilities without having to have your phone nearby or connected to the watch.
This release is noteworthy because it came just a week before Samsung’s major Unpacked presentation.
Samsung is likely to unveil new Wear OS smartwatches, such as the Galaxy Watch 6 series, at this event. It’s unclear whether this is a coincidence or whether there is a link.
Other major apps, in addition to WhatsApp, are adding support for smartwatches. Spotify, for example, said that it will add new capabilities to its Wear OS app later this year.
These future additions are expected to expand the number of options available and improve the user experience while using third-party apps on Google’s wearable platform.