WatchChat is the first app that allows you to send and receive WhatsApp messages on your Apple Watch. You only need to scan a QR code and then you are ready to roll!
With WatchChat, you can
- access all of your WhatsApp chats (and group chats)
- reply to chats via keyboard, quick replies, dictation and scribble
- use a variety of different keyboard layouts*
- view pictures (and zoom into them in native resolution)
- listen to voice messages
- customize quick replies and chat font size
- start a new chat right from the Watch
- archive chats
*The currently supported keyboard layouts are:
- FlickType (English)
- ABC (English, Deutsch, Español, Português, אבגדה, Ελληνικά, Suomi, русский)
- QWERTY (English, Español, Italiano)
- QWERTZ (Deutsch)
- AZERTY (Français)
Setting up the app for the first time only takes 4 simple steps:
- open the app on your Apple Watch
- open WhatsApp
- in WhatsApp, go to "Settings" > "WhatsApp Web/Desktop" > "Scan QR Code"
- scan the QR code that will appear on your Apple Watch after 10-30 seconds
- if a popup comes up, just try again, it will work out eventually :)
As this is a 3rd-party-app, I would really appreciate if you had suggestions for further development so I can take your ideas into consideration. If you encounter issues while using the app, don't hesitate to contact me, I am more than happy to help.
Please keep in mind that, as the app isn’t officially affiliated with WhatsApp, available features and functionality are subject to change. To keep up with everything, the app has been updated more than 50 times since its release in 2017 - I am always looking for ways to offer new features or improve the existing ones.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great App but room for improvement
First of all I’d just like to say this app is completely worth the money. I you need WhatsApp on a device other than your phone, I highly recommend you use this. I know you have to purchase this app to use it but I looked at multiple free ones before using this and none of them would work. You probably won’t be looking to spend money on an app like this since WhatsApp is actually free but, if you have no other choice it is worth it. There are two ways in which this could improve though. Firstly you are unable to look at WhatsApp statuses by using this which isn’t a big deal but it certainly is something they could work on. Secondly and lastly is the fact that you can’t open videos using this some photos work but others don’t. To summarise though this app is worth the money it lets you access all your chats and group chats too. Thank you for reading I hope this review was helpful to you.
A really great app.
This app worked first time with no issues on my series 4 Apple Watch. I have tried a number of apps to try and get my WhatsApp chats onto my watch (including some paid for apps) none of which would get past the scan / loading stage.
This app gives you access to all your chat groups and lets you load older chats if needed.
The only thing missing is the notification piece but this does not take anything away from how well this works.
If you have any issues, just email Alex, he is really quick to respond and help out. I emailed him over the notification part and he got back to me within an hour. He is working on developing the notification piece.
After becoming a Mum I decided to get an Apple Watch as I thought it will be quicker and easy for me to read or call instead of taking my iPhone out all the time while dealing with the nappies and stuff... So like all of us wanted to have a What’s App on my watch as well. Was browsing for a long time to get sth that will really work... as there is no time for a hassle here!!! Eventually got this one and I’m really pleased with it. Had no issue to install. Was really simple ... all instruction are there, so far working really great ... so over all 👍
- Alexander Nowak
- 50.9 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © 2017-2020 XAN Software GmbH & Co. KG
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.