WhatsApp is working on a native app for Wear OS, the company announced at its developer conference Google I/O. The app is currently in beta testing and will be available to the public later this year.
The new app will allow users to send and receive messages, make calls, and view notifications from WhatsApp on their smartwatches. It will also support end-to-end encryption, which means that all messages sent and received will be secure.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with over 2 billion active users. The company’s decision to develop a native app for Wear OS is a sign of its commitment to the smartwatch market.
Wear OS is the latest version of Google’s smartwatch operating system. It was released in 2021 and is designed to be more user-friendly and efficient than previous versions. Wear OS is compatible with a wide range of smartwatches, including the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, the Fossil Gen 6, and the Ticwatch Pro 3.
The addition of a native WhatsApp app is a major boost for Wear OS. It will make it easier for users to stay connected with friends and family on their smartwatches. WhatsApp is also expected to help drive sales of Wear OS smartwatches.
The new WhatsApp app for Wear OS is still in development, but it is expected to be released later this year. In the meantime, users can sign up for the beta program to get early access to the app.
Here are some of the features that are expected to be available in the WhatsApp app for Wear OS:
- Send and receive messages
- Make and receive calls
- View notifications
- Use end-to-end encryption
- Support for a wide range of smartwatches
The WhatsApp app for Wear OS is a major step forward for the smartwatch market. It will make it easier for users to stay connected with friends and family on their smartwatches. WhatsApp is also expected to help drive sales of Wear OS smartwatches.