Yes, in 2020, we have 5 Apple Watch updates, and WhatsApp is no longer available on the Apple watch. Granted, in the early models of watchOS it probably didn't make much sense, since the apps on the Apple Watch were slower, but over the years all of this has changed and the Apple Watch is competent in certain applications or with watchOS 6 we have the App Store that can access the watch itself.
The big problem that we don't have WhatsApp officially on the iPhone is the same because we don't have it on the iPad, WhatsApp can only be installed on one device at a time. Although this is something that could change this year, it is currently blocking an app dedicated to the Apple Watch as it does, for example, Telegal.
What does WhatsApp do on the Apple Watch?
WhatsApp on Apple Watch allows us to see messages sent to us, that is, see the notification you can also see on the iPhone lock screen. In the same way we can respond back to the specific message they sent us.
This can be very useful for most cases, however If you reject the WhatsApp notification, you will no longer be able to respond to it from the Apple Watch because you will not be able to start any application with a conversation like you did on the iPhone. However, there are alternatives to this problem.
How to use WhatsApp is almost 100% on Apple Watch
Luckily there are some of those moments when we need to reach out for a chat, send a message to our contacts or even look at the pictures they've sent us. In the App Store we have many applications allow us to use WhatsApp on the Apple Watch almost like an iPhone
These requests Use the functionality of WhatsApp Web so you can see all your conversations on the Apple Watch. This way you will need to start the app on the Apple Watch, read the QR code from the WhatsApp WhatsApp app and wait for the conversations to be synced. Once that's done, you can log in with anyone, review it, view photos and write to your contacts without too much trouble.
It is a clever remedy that works very well, despite its problems. Being based on WhatsApp Web is slow when loading it would have been a native application, but using it from time to time would be very helpful
Possibly the best app of this style in the App Store is WatchChat
Here are the types of apps you can get from your Apple Watch:
- Access your WhatsApp chat with groups.
- Answer keyboard dialogs, quick answers or calls.
- See pictures
- Listen to voice messages.
- Start a new conversation directly from Watch.
- Include in discussions.
And apps like WatchChat have them multiple keyboards to type correctly on the Apple screen View and let us customize quick responses and font font size. Another option is to try if you really need to WhatsApp on Apple Watch.