The latest update to the WhatsApp has added support for Apple’s CarPlay, according to the tech blog iCulture. In-car WhatsApp access was previously possible using the app’s Siri integration, but the new CarPlay support now allows users to receive WhatsApp push messages while driving.
With version 2.18.2 of the app, WhatsApp automatically appears as one of the icons on the CarPlay interface when your iPhone is connected to it.
The new integration means users will be able to see unread messages through a badge icon, have Siri read out received messages, and send new ones. WhatsApp’s implementation though lacks the ability to scroll through a list of message threads.
The update is now available on iOS devices.