If you want a product to sell, then you cannot restrict it to the system apps and must allow third-party apps to be installed. Android has been following this rule from a long time, and it seems Apple has realised this, allowing third-party apps to be installed on Apple Watch. As a result, many app developers are now developing official Watch OS apps. However, one of the most popular social media messengers, WhatsApp, is yet to develop a dedicated app for Apple Watch. But there is always a way out and read on to discover how you can run WhatsApp on Apple Watch?
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How To Install Watchchat 2 To Run Whatsapp On Apple Watch
Unlike the Android Operating System, which can sideload applications irrespective of devices, you will not be able to sideload the WhatsApp iOS application on to your Apple Watch. For that, you need a specific Watch OS version of the app. However, there are a few third-party apps which can install and run WhatsApp in your iWatch. Although there are many apps, one of the best among the rest is WatchChat 2.
Note: WatchChat 2 is a paid app and costs $2.99 on Apple store.
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Here Are The Steps To Operate Whatsapp On Iwatch:
Step 1. Purchase and install WatchChat 2 on your Apple watch.
Step 2. Launch WatchChat 2 on the watch, and a QR code will appear on the watch screen.
Note: if you don’t see the QR code within 20 seconds, then tap on retry.
Step 3. Once the QR code appears on your watch face, open the WhatsApp app on your iPhone.
Step 4. Once the WhatsApp opens, Tap Settings and then WhatsApp Web and finally Scan QR Code.
Step 5. Scan the QR code on your watch from your iPhone’s camera.
Step 6. You will be able to view your WhatsApp on Apple watch.
Note: This scanning is done once only to initiate the first contact between the WhatsApp and WhatChat2.
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How to Use WhatsApp on Apple Watch with WatchChat 2?
WatchChat 2 is not limited to just viewing WhatsApp messages on your Apple watch. But you can even send messages and initiate a new chat. Here are some features of WhatChat 2 explained in brief:
1. Send Reply to WhatsApp Messages
If you have received a WhatsApp message on your Apple Watch, you can tap on the keyboard icon and start typing as you would type on your iPhone. A little hard press on the emoji option will also let you send emojis with your reply. For more perfection and ease of sending responses, you can download the FlickType app, which allows you to use quick-replies that are more or less appropriate.
2. Start New Chats
If you can reply to your WhatsApp messages, then you must be able to start a new chat as well. WatchChat 2 lets you search among your contacts or groups and allows you to start a conversation by sending the first message.
3. View Images and Videos
What else is remaining on WhatsApp to do besides chatting? Well, you have images and videos. WatchChat 2 lets you view all the photos and videos that you have received on your WhatsApp Chats on your Apple Watch
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Did You Try WhatsApp on Apple Watch with WatchChat 2?
It is surprising to note that WhatsApp does not have an Apple Watch compatible app yet. Other social media app developers have already started with Facebook Messenger app available on the Apple Watch ages ago. With the same Parent company of both FB Messenger and WhatsApp, it will not be long before an Apple Watch version of WhatsApp is developed. Until then, WatchChat 2 is the only available resource which is reliable, safe and secure.
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