With over 2 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is the most popular messaging platform. The impact WhatsApp has on life is so profound that we look at it first in the morning and last in the evening. While WhatsApp is available on every smartphone platform, there is no official WhatsApp app on the Apple Watch. The good news is that there is a workaround for this when you download WatchChat 2, A third party app that allows you to easily use WhatsApp on Apple Watch. Here are the guide to get started and use WhatsApp on Apple Watch.
What is WatchChat 2: for WhatsApp?
Although you can receive WhatsApp Messenger notifications on your Apple Watch, the method is restrictive. This is where WatchChat 2: for WhatsApp comes into play. The app allows you to chat with friends and family right from the watch. You can view all of your chats including group chats, listen to voice messages and even view pictures sent on WhatsApp. The best thing about this third party app is that you can reply using a keyboard, quick replies, dictation, and scribble. Remember this is not a free appalthough you can use it for free for the first three days after that, you have to pay Rs 269 a year.
How it works
The WatchChat 2: for WhatsApp app works exactly like WhatsApp for Web. First of all, you need to download the app and install it on your iPhone. The next immediate step is to launch the app on your Apple Watch. When starting the app, you should see a QR code and some instructions on the Apple Watch screen. If you don’t see the code, wait 10-40 seconds and then tap ‘To repeat‘. Go to WhatsApp on your iPhone and click on “The settings “ and then “WhatsApp Web / Desktop”. You will then see an option called “Scan QR code”. WhatsApp loads instantly and you can continue your conversations on a small screen.
Is WatchChat 2: Good for WhatsApp?
The developer did a great job with the app, but it’s far from perfect. The layout is simple despite the clock’s small screen. The fact that you can instantly reply to a message from your watch is a big deal. We didn’t particularly like typing on the native keyboard as we like the scribble feature, although the built-in keyboard lets you write more complex messages. Where this app really shines is how you send voice messages straight from your Apple Watch. It works exactly as you expect it to. Just open a chat and tap and hold the microphone and start talking. The sound quality of the voice memo is clear even if you send the recorded message from a crowded place.