WhatsApp releases official app for smartwatches

11:52 PM | 25 Jul, 2023
WhatsApp releases official app for smartwatches
Source: Social media

In a new development on the technological front, WhatsApp has released its official app for smartwatches, which use Wear OS. 

This means people can now use WhatsApp on all smartwatches having Wear OS 3. Before this stable release, there was a beta version available for some time.

With this app, users can start new chats, reply to messages using text or voice, use emojis and even answer calls directly from their smartwatches. 

If your Wear OS 3 smartwatch has its own mobile data connection, you can use all these features without needing your phone nearby or connected to the watch.

The timing of this release is interesting because it happened just a week before Samsung’s big Unpacked event. 

During this event, Samsung is expected to reveal new Wear OS smartwatches, like the Galaxy Watch 6 series. It’s unsure if this timing is just a coincidence or if there’s a connection.

In addition to WhatsApp, other major apps are adding support for smartwatches. For example, Spotify announced that it will introduce new features for its Wear OS app later in the year. 

These upcoming features are expected to bring more options and improve the experience of using third-party apps on Google’s wearable platform.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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