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This article was published on August 22, 2014

Pebble for Android now lets you read your WhatsApp messages on your wrist

Pebble for Android now lets you read your WhatsApp messages on your wrist
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If you own a Pebble smartwatch and have been syncing it with your Android smartphone, you may have become a little frustrated with the WhatsApp integration. Why? Well, because it would tell you that you have a new WhatsApp message, but not tell you what it says.

While there have been some workarounds in the past via third-party apps, Pebble’s own native app now enables full messages, including, importantly, the content of the message.

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It seems this tighter integration was quitely rolled out with a software update in the past week. Certainly, it’s been a long time coming, and means WhatsApp addicts no longer have to pull their phone out every time their device buzzes with a new alert.

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