WhatsApp has arrived on WearOS 3 smartwatches for voice calls

With Google’s new bet on Wear OS 3, many services have decided to embrace this system again and renew their apps. They have been doing so gradually, as more manufacturers launch their new proposals.

One of the most recent to show news was WhatsApp, which in an apparently silent way ended up revealing a novelty. Brought to WearOs3 the ability to receive voice calls on smartwatches.


There is no doubt that Google is focused on making Wear OS 3 its proposition for the smartwatch market. This was recently seen with the Galaxy Watch 5 and other earlier models. It is no longer an almost abandoned system to have recent useful news.

Of course, this brings more software and more integration of apps into this ecosystem, with new proposals or improvements to current ones. This is how a novelty from WhatsApp has now emerged and which ended up appearing without an official announcement yet.

Version 2.22.19.11 or later of the Android app makes it possible to have not only voice call notifications, but also more. We talk about the possibility of answering and chatting directly on smartwatches. Calls now show the WhatsApp logo.

One of the limitations that was detected is in making voice calls on WhatsApp. These still cannot be performed directly on Wear OS 3, being only accessible if performed through the smartphone itself, as is currently the case.

Anyone who uses this service and Wear OS smartwatches knows that they will not receive any notifications for incoming calls. In the best case, you can hang up the call after it has been established. This was far from the user experience, something that changes now.

Interestingly, WhatsApp does not offer a native app dedicated to Wear OS and this change is only part of the Android app. Whatever the case, this is a useful change from Meta’s messaging service that will make life easier for Wear OS 3 users.


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