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WhatsApp will have a native app for smartwatches with new features

users of Smart Watches With the Wear OS operating system, like the Galaxy Watch 5, the Pixel Watch or the Fossil Gen 6, they will soon be able to enjoy a much more complete WhatsApp experience from their wrists. The company that owns the popular messaging application, Meta, has announced that the native application of WhatsApp for Wear OS will arrive later this year with a set of functions that will significantly improve the usability of the service without the need to use the smartphone.

Until now, the lack of a native app designed specifically for Wear OS has limited the experience for WhatsApp users on their smartwatches, although some basic functionality has been included, such as the ability to read messages, view photos and stickers, reply to messages with quick replies or dictation, mark messages as read, and send messages with the help of Google Assistant.

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Among the new features that will be included in the native WhatsApp application for Wear OS is the possibility of explore the messages, Start new conversationsrespond with voice messages and answer calls directly from the watch. This means that users will not have to take out their phones every time they want to answer a message or make a call, which will undoubtedly improve the comfort and efficiency of the user experience.

Also, for those more experienced users, Meta has released a beta version of the WhatsApp app for Wear OS. To test it before its official launch later this year, those interested must join the tester program and download WhatsApp version or higher on both their smartphone and watch. Although, it should be noted that this beta version may present some bugs and bugs.

With these new features, WhatsApp hopes to catch up with other instant messaging alternatives such as Telegram, and continue to be the most widely used messaging service in the world. Furthermore, at the end of last month, WhatsApp also announced one of the most requested features by users: multi-device support, which means that you will be able to use WhatsApp on multiple devices at the same time without having to log out of one to access the other.

Source: Elcomercio

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