Send WhatsApp Messages With Siri
The newest version of the Messenger service WhatsApp involves Apple’s virtual voice assistant Siri. This means: Now iOS 10 users have the option to send WhatsApp messages and start video calls by using Siri after the WhatsApp update. So in the future iPhone and WhatsApp users literally don’t have to lift a finger anymore. Below we show you how this feature works.
One of the most exciting benefits of the iOS 10 is definitely the integration of Siri into third-party provider apps. Now the chat service WhatsApp used the virtual voice assistant and included it in the own application.
By the way: You can also use Siri to read out WhatsApp messages to you. This feature is very helpful while driving or doing chores around the house. Learn how to make Siri read out messages.
To use Siri to send WhatsApp messages, you have to make sure, that you have installed iOS 10 and the latest version of WhatsApp. You can upgrade your iPhone to iOS 10 in your “Settings” under the section “General” → “Software update”. After doing this upgrade, go to your “App Store”, tap on “Updates”. Have a look, if there is a new version available. You should install the newest version now, if you haven’t done so yet.
In addition you have to allow WhatsApp to use “Siri”. You can do this in your “Settings”. Choose “Siri” → “App Support” and tap the button next to “WhatsApp”.
Sending WhatsApp messages with Siri
Siri will guide you step-by-step through the procedure of sending a text message to one of your contacts. After telling Siri, that you want to send a WhatsApp message, Siri will ask you who you want to send a message to. Then she will ask you, what you want to tell the certain person. Afterwards Siri will verify the message and to finally send the message, you have to tap on the “Send” button or loudly say “Send”.
If it doesn’t work for you, you probably updated to the newest WhatsApp version before upgrading your iPhone to iOS 10. Then you should get the following note:
If the trick doesn’t work, we also offer a few fixes when Siri Can’t Send WhatsApp Messages .
With the new option to send WhatsApp messages with Siri, the communication via WhatsApp has become way more convenient with iOS 10.