WASHINGTON: WhatsApp has been introduced to Android smartwatches, and now all watches running Android Wear OS 3 and above will be able to use the app.
According to the reputable website TechCrunch, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Meta, the company that owns WhatsApp, has said in a statement on July 19 that now the messaging application can be used on smartwatches as well.
It should be noted that the company started testing WhatsApp on smartwatches a few months ago, now it has been made public.
Users of watches with Android OS 3 operating system or an updated version of the watch will now be able to use it by downloading the watch’s WhatsApp application from the smartwatch or mobile’s Play Store.
In this regard, it should be noted that to use WhatsApp on watches, like desktop, users will have to provide a mobile number, users will receive a 6-digit code on the watch and mobile, after entering it, they will be able to access their account.
Under the feature to be introduced on WhatsApp, if the smartwatch has internet data, users will not need their WhatsApp mobile, but if the watch is not connected to the internet, they will have to stay close to the mobile phone.
With smartwatches, users will be able to use all the features that desktop version users use, including making phone calls. Smartwatch users will be able to send voice messages and watch videos on WhatsApp, but users will not be able to instantly update WhatsApp status through smartwatches.
After the introduction of the WhatsApp application for smartwatches, it is believed that now the companies making the smartwatches will make the messaging application their part and the app will be given by default in the watches.
It should be noted that the total number of users of WhatsApp is two billion but there will not be so many users on smartwatches because smartwatches are used by limited people.