How to Use WhatsApp on Your Apple Watch

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If you’re an Apple Watch user and a big WhatsApp fan, you may have noticed that there isn’t an official WhatsApp app for Apple Watches… yet. Don’t worry though, because you can still get notifications straight to your wrist from the messaging service and even reply to messages without having to reach for your smartphone!

The good news is that it only takes a few simple steps to get set up. First, make sure that ‘Mirror iPhone Alerts from iPhone’ is enabled in the Apple Watch app on your phone. This allos notifications from apps like WhatsApp to be sent directly to the watch. To find this setting, open the Apple Watch app on your phone and go to ‘My Watch > Notifications > Mirror iPhone Alerts from iPhone’.

Once this is enabled, you will receive notifications of new messages as soon as they come through on WhatsApp. You can then choose whether or not you want to respond right away by tapping ‘Reply’ or ‘View Message’. If you do decide to reply, a list of pre-set responses or emojis will appear on the screen for you to select from – although if none of these are suitable you can also type out a response using dictation or scribble it out with your finger.

If this basic functionality isn’t enough for you, then there are some third-party services available which offer more advanced features such as the ability to read messages directly on the watch without having to open them on your phone first. It’s worth noting though that thse services require additional setup and may not offer all of the features available in the official WhatsApp app on other devices.

Overall, whie there isn’t an official WhatsApp app for Apple Watches yet, with just a few simple steps you can make sure that notifications are delivered straight to your wrist and reply quickly and easily – making it easier than ever before stay connected while keeping both hands free!

Inability to Access WhatsApp on Apple Watch

Unfortunately, thee is currently no official WhatsApp app available for the Apple Watch. However, Apple Watch users can receive notifications and reply to messages directly from their wrist. If you’re looking for more advanced functionality, you can download a third-party service that provides an enhanced experience.

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Does the Apple Watch 7 Include WhatsApp?

Yes, Apple Watch Series 7 does have WhatsApp. To use it on your watch, you fist need to install the WhatsApp app from the App Store on your iPhone. Once installed, open the Watch app on your iPhone and select the ‘My Watch’ tab. From there, select ‘Notifications’, search for ‘WhatsApp’ and swipe to activate it. Now when you receive notifications from Whatsapp on your iPhone, you will also get them on your Apple Watch Series 7.

Can You Reply to WhatsApp Messages on Apple Watch?

Yes, you can reply to WhatsApp messages on Apple Watch thrugh an app called WristChat. This app allows you to read and respond to WhatsApp messages on the Apple Watch with standard input methods such as Scribble or Voice Dictation. WristChat also enables you to browse through your contacts, view chats, and use Quick Replies, so you can easily communicate with your friends and family directly from your wrist.


In conclusion, while there is still no official WhatsApp app for the Apple Watch, users can still get notifications and reply to messages straight from their wrists. For those who want more advanced features, they can download a third-party service to get a fuller experience. All in all, this makes WhatsApp an excellent choice for staying connected on the go, even witout an official app on the Apple Watch.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.