How To Install WhatsApp On Galaxy Watch 4, 5, or 6?

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Good news for you! The official WhatsApp application is now available for Wear OS. You can easily install and start using WhatsApp through your Samsung Galaxy Watch. Now you won’t have to miss any important WhatsApp messages even when you’re not near your phone or when your phone is out of battery.

In this article, I will share the complete step-by-step process through which you can get WhatsApp on your Galaxy Watch. I will also cover WhatsApp calls and all the other activities that you can do on your Galaxy Watch through the WhatsApp application. So without further ado let’s jump into it.

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In order to install WhatsApp on the Samsung Galaxy Watch you need to open the Play Store app on your watch. Next, search for WhatsApp and install it from there. Open it and enter the 8-character authentication code from your Galaxy Watch into WhatsApp on your phone. Lastly, tap on Allow on your Galaxy Watch to allow WhatsApp notifications.

How To Install WhatsApp On Galaxy Watch 4, 5, or 6

1. First, you have to open the Play Store on your Galaxy Watch by swiping up and tapping on the Play Store icon. After that, search for WhatsApp there and tap on Install.

How To Install Whatsapp on Galaxy Watch

2. After the installation, you need to open WhatsApp on your Galaxy Watch. It will show you an 8-character authentication code and will instruct you to Continue on phone.

Installing Whatsapp

3. Open WhatsApp on your phone. It will ask you Are you trying to link a device? you have to click on Confirm. After that, you have to enter the 8-character authentication code from your Samsung Watch into your phone.

Whatsapp authentication code

You will see your chats being loaded onto your Galaxy Watch and shortly it will ask you to Allow WhatsApp to send you notifications. Just click on Allow and you are good to go.

Allow notification for WhatsApp on Galaxy watch

And that’s it, now your WhatsApp is installed and linked with whichever Galaxy Watch you are having, be it Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, or Galaxy Watch 6.

What Actions Can You Perform On WhatsApp Through Galaxy Watch?

So, now that the WhatsApp application is successfully installed and synced to your Galaxy Watch, let’s explore how to use WhatsApp on your Galaxy Watch and all the features that you can access through it.


Notifications on Galaxy Watch

Firstly you will get notifications on your Galaxy Watch whenever you receive any WhatsApp messages. Be it a text message, an audio message, or images and video files.

You can swipe right to see all the notifications. After clicking on the WhatsApp notification, you will see three options. You can choose to open the chat either on your Galaxy Watch or your smartphone. There is also the third option to block the notifications.


Whatsapp media watch 5

Right now, WhatsApp on your Samsung Galaxy Watch does not support video files and GIF files. So other than the video and GIF files, you will be able to access all the conversations. This includes texts, audio messages, audio files, and images along with stickers and emojis.


You will only be able to access the conversations that are already going on in your WhatsApp mobile application. WhatsApp for Wear OS currently does not allow you to start new conversations with your contacts.


replying on galaxy watch 5

WhatsApp on Galaxy Watch allows you to reply to your chats. You can choose either text or audio message to reply. Currently, you cannot send any images or video files to your chats through your Galaxy Watch.

WhatsApp Voice Calls

Whatsapp calling on Wear OS

Presently, you cannot make any WhatsApp voice calls through WhatsApp on your Galaxy Watch. However, you will be notified and can receive any incoming WhatsApp voice call through your Galaxy Watch. You will not be able to make a WhatsApp call but still you can call them back if the call is missed or disconnected.

WhatsApp Video Calls

As of now, you cannot make any video calls to your contacts using the WhatsApp application on your Galaxy Watch. Neither can you receive any incoming video calls on your Galaxy Watch.

WhatsApp Conversation Tiles

You can now add two WhatsApp tiles on your Galaxy Watch, WhatsApp contacts, and WhatsApp voice message. The contacts tile will allow you quick access to your five most recent conversations. Meanwhile, the voice message tile will allow you to send a voice message to your recent chats.

To add these tiles just swipe left and scroll to the end to find the Add tiles, tap on it. Next, scroll down to find the WhatsApp contacts and WhatsApp voice message tiles. Click on the tile to add it.

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Now you know how to put WhatsApp on your Galaxy Watch using the 3 easy and simple steps that I’ve mentioned above. You can now access loads of important WhatsApp features on your Galaxy Watch like text messages, voice messages, images, and incoming WhatsApp calls. Some useful features are still missing from WhatsApp for Wear OS like receiving video files, sending any type of media files and making voice calls, etc. But we hope that in future all these missing features will be introduced.


Can you attend WhatsApp calls on Galaxy Watch 5?

Yes, now you can attend incoming WhatsApp calls on your Galaxy Watch 5.

Can We Reply To Conversations on Galaxy Watch 5?

Yes, you can now reply to WhatsApp conversations in text and audio format. However, you can not create new WhatsApp conversations on the Galaxy Watch 5.

How To Enable WhatsApp Notification On Galaxy Watch?

Open Galaxy wearable app on connected mobile device and then tap on Watch settings > Notification > App Notification, then click on the toggle next to WhatsApp.

Tom Nielson

Tom's love for watches started when his grandfather gifted him his Rolex watch when he turned 18! Being a teenager it was a big deal for him. Later when he got his first job he bought Fossil Palm Pilot back in 2003 which was a smartwatch. Since then smartwatches have come a long way and so is Tom's love for them. His experience with watches inspired him to start Wearholic and share his knowledge of wearables including watches, smartwatches, smart glasses, & smart clothing.

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