WhatsApp Now Supports Apple CarPlay

I noticed something last night when I was out in the car. I had updated to the latest version of WhatsApp earlier in the day which only listed “bug fixes” in the change log. But when I plugged my iPhone into my vehicle, this popped up on CarPlay:

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WhatsApp had made an appearance in Apple CarPlay. That was kind of a surprise. I got a friend to help me to test it out and I found the following:

  • Siri will notify me when I have received a new WhatsApp message.
  • Siri can read messages.
  • I can now send WhatsApp Messages via Siri and it works the same way as the built in messages app.

This is a big deal as up until now, no other messaging app has ever worked in CarPlay as far as I know. I hope that means that other messaging apps like Skype and the like will make an appearance in CarPlay as well.

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