WhatsApp’s new beta release (version 22.214.171.124) adds voice calling support to Wear OS 3 smartwatches. The feature is enabled by default in the latest beta, as noted by a Reddit user.
However, it’s only a one-way capability meaning you can only pick up calls on your wrist, but can’t initiate WhatsApp calls with your wearable device is missing.
According to the leaks, you will only be able to receive calls on some of the smartwatches running Wear OS 3, including the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series, as well as the Montblanc Summit 3.
The WhatsApp logo appears under the contact information for an incoming call, setting it apart from a regular voice call.
However, the incoming call interface for each device appears to have some visual differences. For example, the WhatsApp logo shows up only when a Galaxy Watch model is paired with a Samsung phone.
WhatsApp hasn’t made any official announcement about the new capability.