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WhatsApp Messenger now supports Apple’s CarPlay

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WhatsApp CarPlay

WhatsApp today updated its iOS app, adding CarPlay support to the free messaging app. This marks the iOS counterpart at version 2.18.20, and also makes WhatsApp the first third-party messaging service available on CarPlay.

Spotted by Dutch site iCluture.nl earlier today, WhatsApp users with a CarPlay-enabled vehicle can now ask Siri to read them messages, and dictate new messages, too. Simply update to the latest version of WhasApp on iOS, and connect your iPhone with your vehicle. The WhatsApp icon should appear as it does on iOS SpringBoard

WhatsApp CarPlay

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Notifications are enabled here, but the ability to scroll through a list of messages is not available yet.

Surprisingly though, the changelog for WhatsApp 2.18.20 on iOS doesn’t mention CarPlay support anywhere in the log. It simply suggests “Bug Fixes” and nothing else. We have to assume the feature as a quiet addition, perhaps.

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