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)
- QWERTY (Español)
- QWERTZ (Deutsch)
- QWERTY (Italiano)
- 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 about once per week since its release in 2017 - I am always looking for ways to offer new features or improve the existing ones.
- improved Arabic keyboard
- updated FlickType keyboard
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent but there’s room for improvements
This is an excellent app but it can be better. The developer has done a terrific job considering WhatsApp hasn’t put this out for us using Apple Watch and is improving it quickly.
Notifications are done through Apple Watch notifications and WhatsApp. Sure you can respond to a message this way but you can’t see an entire chat or prior message once you’ve responded. Using this app you can see a chat with pictures and recordings. You can see all of your chats and choose which to respond to. You can’t do that without this app. It is definitely worth the $3 and I’m sure it will get better. Give the developer time and suggestions. Refresh can be faster. Can notifications be better? how about when receiving a notification, having a button that takes you directly to the chat? Right now if I get a notification and I want to read the thread I have to get out of notifications and open watch chat to see the conversation and respond. Thanks.
Here are things you can and cannot do with this app on your watch: you will get all notification perfectly, you can open all the conversations you have, open a voice message, type a message (only in English unfortunately), record a voice message to become a typed message (also in English only), replay with any emoji you want, open and zoom a picture, send a quick reply (you can set your own), send a scribble. You cannot: make a voice call (but you will get a notification after someone call you), type or record a message other than English (very sadly).
For me, this app deserves a 5 star for having these amazing features, but i still really wish if i can make a voice call or at least type or record a message in my language (Arabic). I hope Arabic language will be add soon by the developer.
I hope you guys find this review helpful!
Good but needs improvements. Not worth $2.99 as of now.
*NOT WORTH $2.99*
The idea of this app is very cool, but putting it to work it seems it has been a little bit difficult for the developers. You don’t receive notifications from this app. When you get a message from the original WhatsApp, then you gotta go to this app, wait for it to refresh so you can see the latest messages and then answer them. Is it better than the original WhatsApp? Yes, because there is no WhatsApp for Apple Watch as of now, you can only instantly reply from the notifications, whenever you get a WhatsApp message. Is it worth $2.99? Hell to the no. This app should cost $0.99 just to support the developers because of the idea and the work they certainly did. But no more than that. It needs work. When this app gives you the ability to receive notifications (replace or duplicate WhatsApp notifications) and do replies without entering the app, then this app would be worth it.
- Alexander Nowak
- 44.6 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017-2019 Alexander Nowak
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.