WhatsApp remains the one of the top communication apps available. And it is for a good reason. This FREE messaging and video calling app prides itself on its user-friendly interface, reliable service, and end-to-end encryption. Still, there is room to know more about the app, especially its importance when using WhatsApp on Android Auto in your vehicle.
WhatsApp on Android Auto
If you already have the Android Auto app on your phone, you just need the WhatsApp App and a compatible head unit to use the messaging app on your vehicle. Connect your smartphone via cable or Bluetooth, then turn on the Android Auto app. Compatible apps will begin to appear on your head unit display, including WhatsApp.
Scroll through your messages, set up your group chats, or make a quick voice or video call to your friends. All will be fine doing while idling on your vehicle. But what about when you’re on the road?
This situation is where Google Assistant comes in.
How can Google Assistant help?
Part of Android Auto’s appeal is that it makes driving safer and more convenient by facilitating the hands-free operations of apps such as WhatsApp. Just say “Hey Google,” and you can now enter messages or make a call on the app using voice commands while keeping an eye on the road.
Google Assistant may not work automatically on some devices. No need to worry, though. Here are the steps to set it up for Android Auto use.
- Open the Android Auto app.
- Go to Settings.
- Click on Detection of the keyword “Hey Google” to activate this option.
- Configure the voice commands on Google Assistant.
Today, not only you can send messages or reply to chats on WhatsApp without using your hands, but you can also ask Google Assistant to read your messages aloud. Now that is next-level in-car communication! And these conversations are all kept private by the end-to-end encryption (including your backup data) provided by the app.
Our Final Word
When there is a greater need to stay connected all the time, we need a reliable communication companion with us all the time. And WhatsApp seems to be the app of choice to fulfil this purpose for many people – two billion users in over 180 countries s
Now, WhatsApp has crossed over to take over our travels. You may need to consider upgrading your car infotainment system to cope up.
Vhedia offers the latest Android head unit technology with systems for the most popular cars in Australia. Plus, all are made with quality, affordability, and Android Auto-capability in mind to ensure a BETTER driving experience for you. So be sure to check out Vhedia’s online shop before sending the next voice message or replying to the latest meme on your WhatsApp group chat.