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WhatsApp Carplay Integration: It's Easy To Text If You Do It Smart

| January 30 , 2018 , 16:00 IST

WhatsApp on Monday provided another app update that adds support for Carplay. The feature is automatically accessible for users who update to version 2.18.20 of the application.

The updated WhatsApp for iPhone with the CarPlay support is accessible for download on App Store. The official changelog on the App Store doesn't show the changes. 

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Any WhatsApp user who has a vehicle that is CarPlay powered would now be able to see new messages, ask Siri to read messages and utilize the voice assistance to send new messages. Users will likewise get notifications of new messages with the name of the sender. However, scrolling through the list of messages is not available.

WhatsApp is the first third-party messaging app that CarPlay supports, yet its functionality is restricted. Apple sets up heavy limitations on what developers can and can't do with CarPlay applications.

WhatsApp has been accessible in Android Auto for quite a while; with this new advancement, hopefully, we will see many other messaging applications on CarPlay.

Companies like Pioneer and Sony are as of now offering CarPlay-supported in-car smart systems. Automakers are also bringing their in-car audio systems with CarPlay support to deliver updated user experience.

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