How to use WhatsApp on the Apple Watch as if it were an iPhone.

Yes, we are in 2020, we have 5 Apple Watch updates, and WhatsApp is still not available on the Apple watch. It is true that in the first versions of watchOS perhaps it did not make much sense, since the apps on the Apple Watch were very slow, however over the years all this has changed and the Apple Watch is very competent in certain types of apps, even with watchOS 6 we have an App Store to access from the watch itself.

The main problem for which we do not have WhatsApp officially on the iPhone is the same one for which we do not have it on the iPad, WhatsApp can only be installed on one device at a time. Although this is something that could change this year, for now it prevents a dedicated app on the Apple Watch as it does, for example, Telegram.

How to use WhatsApp on the Apple Watch as if it were an iPhone

What can WhatsApp do on Apple Watch?

WhatsApp on the Apple Watch allows us to see the messages that have been sent to us, that is, see the notification that we can also see on the iPhone lock screen. In the same way we can also reply to that specific message that they have sent us.

This can be very useful in the vast majority of cases, however If you dismiss a WhatsApp notification, you will no longer be able to reply to it from your Apple Watch since you will not be able to start any app with the chat as if you do on the iPhone. However, there are alternatives for this problem.

How to use WhatsApp on the Apple Watch as if it were an iPhone

How to use WhatsApp almost 100% on the Apple Watch

Fortunately, there is an alternative for that moment when we need to access a chat, send a message to a contact or even consult the images that have been sent to us. In the App Store we have several applications that allow us to use WhatsApp on the Apple Watch almost as if it were an iPhone.

These apps use WhatsApp Web functionality so you can see all your conversations on your Apple Watch. In this way, you must start the app on the Apple Watch, read the QR code that appears from the WhatsApp application on the iPhone and wait for the chats to synchronize. Once they do, you can enter anyone, review it, see the images and write to your contacts without much trouble.

How to use WhatsApp on the Apple Watch as if it were an iPhone

It is a very ingenious solution that works very well, although it has its drawbacks. Being based on WhatsApp Web is somewhat slower when loading than if it were a native app, but to use it at certain times it can be really useful.

Probably the best app of this style on the App Store is WatchChatIt is paid but I have been using it for years and it works relatively well. There are other free ones like Chatify or Whats up that promise to work in a similar way, however they are not as good as the first one.

How to use WhatsApp on the Apple Watch as if it were an iPhone

With this type of apps you can from your Apple Watch:

  • Access your WhatsApp chat and groups.
  • Respond to chats by keyboard, quick replies or dictation.
  • See images.
  • Listen to voice messages.
  • Start a new chat directly from the Watch.
  • Archive chats.

Also applications like WatchChat have multiple keyboards for comfortable typing on the Apple Watch screen and allow us to customize the quick responses and the font size of the chat. An alternative that you should try if you really need WhatsApp on Apple Watch.