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.
The applications WatchChat for WhatsApp was published
in the category Social Networking on 2017-10-27 and
was developed by Alexander Nowak.
The file size is 42.51 MB.
The current version is 1.70 and works well on
9.3 and high ios versions.
- improved Arabic keyboard
- updated FlickType keyboard
You get most of the basic stuff from whatsapp like replying, voice messages, photos, see your recent conversations and search contacts. Overall I think it's a great app... When it works. Most of the time the app freezes and you can't see new messages also if you try to send a message it might look like it was sent but once you get into your phone you'll notice the message is not even there. You'll need to close the app, unlock your phone, sometimes even reinstall it just to make it work for a few hours before it freezes again. The app is great and I know the OS has many limitations also since this is a third party app it makes it a lot more difficult to implement all of the features available from whatsapp and make sure they work but still it needs to improve a lot, I rather have a couple of basic features cause at the end of the day the apple watch is not meant to replace your iPhone but at least have those couple features work like they should be.
Please try to put send voice messages and receive notifications from the app!
For some reason Facebook and Whatsapp show no official love for the Apple watch, and that's too bad. This app really goes above and beyond to go around all limitations and provide a solid expirience for the watch. Sure, it's not connected to notifications. But hey, that's an OS technical restriction. Image previews, alternate inputs mechanisms and a quick slick expirience shows the deep thought and extensive work done to provide such an excellent product. Overall, worth the money. Let's hope it will keep improving at lease until an offcial client becomes available.
Very pleased with this purchase. I very briefly had trouble getting it to sync up properly between my watch and the what'sapp app on my phone and so I emailed the dev for support. They returned my email like half an hour later, and bada bing bada boom, fixed! Super happy to have this app, as I rely on whatsapp for communication with some of my friends. Thanks for a great app!!!
This app appears on my phone but NOT on my Apple Watch, with this being said I am unable to connect it at all. This was a waste of money and I wish I could get my money back 😒😒
Very good app ! However it does not work when my Iwatch is working on cell only without my phone around.
I like all the features except that I have not been able to use it with cellular. If I am not close to my phone, I cannot use it. I downloaded to be connected with my students during trips, but it has only been working with my phone close to it. If someone can let me know how I can use it with cellular or if that feature can be added, the app would be great.
Es súper mala esta app no la recomiendo tengan cuidado a mi no me funciona
It don’t work on my watch 4 all the time. Don’t get my voice also even it gets writes wrong things! DONT BUY IT
Doesn’t work on my new Apple Watch series 3 . Support has not been quick to resolve.
Does the job well in the absence of an official WhatsApp app. For me 2 things are missing - 1) doesn't work on cellular with my watch b) doesn't allow WhatsApp phone calls. I'm quite new to the Apple watch so if the above does work and I just don't know how to set it up then please do let me know!!
it takes long to load and even after while and taping “retry” does not load. it’ll be great if it can include both scribble and emoji in one message...and also more than 1 emoji per message
Hi I really appreciate your hard work but still the app needs to do more work and fix the problems and the glitches and to be more faster when you open the app for some reason the app doesn’t update the chats list still shows 30 to 40 hours ago every time even I tried to force restart the app on my watch series 3 cellular but still not update my chat list also please please I want you to add ARABIC Keyboard and I want to add function let the videos play on the Watch also please why the app not working when my iPhone not with me I have the series 3 Apple Watch Cellular please update the app so it can work without My iPhone X so I can receive and send messages also another problem when I want to hear voice message it will play but when the Watch screen turns off or sleep the voice will stop playing please can you fix and find solution to let the voice message play even when the screen off or sleep Thank you so much for your hard work and I know you been working hard to make this app as perfect as you can please get back to me as quick as possible and I can’t wait anymore longer to see what I’m asking and want from you to make this app the best app on AppStore Once again Thank you so much
Nothing work even I’ve got the series 3 watch u can’t listen to voices even its untouchable I wish I listened to the previous reviews and didn’t purchase it So if you don’t believe give it a go and see for yourself I contacted the developer and he goes we sorry the hear that can you be specific with the problem even I had told him I can’t listen to voices and it’s untouchable so u better save your money and save your time
It does everything I needed check my messages and reply them \o/ I wish I could listen to my voice messages and see emoticons but maybe in future versions good job! 😁
A really good option for you if you want whatsapp notifications on ur Apple Watch. Quick. With some standardised replies. Improving with each update- not going backwards like some of these solutions.
Got it installed on my I watch but could not get it to work. For some reason it totally messed with the passcode. The I watch constantly shut down and then required me to input my passcode, would do that then the screen would go black reopened the watch and required to input passcode again. Managed to finally open the app on the watch and the phone shut down again AND had to re-enter passcode. Basically left my I watch unusable for other apps. Finally deleted the app after 10 minutes. Total waste of money and am feeling I was ripped off. ADVICE: DO NOT BUY THIS APP AS IT DOES NOT WORK. YOU WILL PAY MONEY FOR AN APP THAT DOES BOT WORK AND WILL MESS WITH YOUR IWATCH.
Tried 20 times to scan code - still Can’t get it to work - feel like I have wasted money ...
Just bought Apple Watch series 3 and I’m happy that I can receive and send messages via Watchapp. Can’t wait for the app to have more functions. Thanks for the hard work.
Baje el app y no te permite abrir los mensajes para contestar. Solo te envía el notification pero no actualiza en horas o hasta días !! No la recomiendo.
I have to keep scanning the QR code. This is really bothersome.
Powerful easy to navigate application . Hope the author include arabic keyboards asap
I purchased three WhatsApp apps for the Watch and definitely, with no doubt this one is the best. Works smoothly and fast, designed perfect easy to use and the keyboard idea is great, works perfect. Thank you !
it would get my 5 stars if this app refreshes.. when i have my phone in the car and i have the watch with me and i hit the app it never refreshes, obly does it once i get back to the car where my phone is..
Very nice apps . You can use it to respond to all of your WhatsApp messages . You can view pictures, listening to the voice message . Tape your message easily with the very nice new keyboard. I love it and I recommend it to all of the Apple Watch users. Thanks much !!!
It would actually be good if it had notifications. I get the WhatsApp notification, which I can reply through instead of something from this app. So I have to leave the notification and find the app to respond? Not user friendly
I purchased this app last night thinking that it would improve the way I communicate on WhatsApp through my watch. But it doesn’t even send WhatsApp notifications to your watch. You have to open the app on your watch, refresh it, wait a few seconds, and then you can see the conversation. I guess that’s the only purpose of this app - to see the full conversation of a chat - and I’m not sure why you would need to do that. It’s much easier to just use the WhatsApp notifications that you already get on your watch from WhatsApp and respond that way. This app doesn’t allow you to do that because there are no notifications. Therefore, this app is pretty much useless and certainly not needed.
Don’t worry about the negative feedback! This APP, is AWESOME!! You should try and buy it right away! Simple amazing every update!
I never get notifications, messages dont load, sometimes i cant even write back. It just doesn’t work on the watch.
App Store said this app was €3.69 to buy but I just got charged €6.98. What’s going on? Haven’t even tried the app yet but I’m already disgusted that I’ve been charged twice. Con artists!
Got stuck in wrong language. Deleted and reinstalled this app and WhatsApp on iPhone. No change. Worthless