WhatsApp introduces standalone app for Wear OS smartwatches

WhatsApp has launched its standalone app for smartwatches using Google's Wear OS, enabling users to message, call and start conversations without a connected phone.

The Wear OS compatible app allows for sending and receiving text and voice messages, emojis, and quick replies directly from the smartwatch.

Though Apple's watchOS currently lacks a standalone WhatsApp app, Google is aiming to challenge Apple's smartwatch market prevalence with continued updates and additions to Wear OS.

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