This new WhatsApp app for Wear OS 3 has all the essential features, including the ability to send messages from the smartwatch directly. However, it's not possible to start a new chat if the user has never sent a message to the WhatsApp contact before. The Wear OS app displays a simple list of recent contacts, a settings menu, and two tiles for WhatsApp Contacts and WhatsApp Voice Message. The former allows the user to jump to a contact, while the latter lets the user start recording a voice message quickly.
Moreover, the WhatsApp for Wear OS app allows users to scroll through old conversations and reply to messages using voice messages or a system keyboard. When scrolling through group chats, the user can see a list of "People in this conversation." The stable version of this app is expected to be released soon, and it appears to be a useful feature for those who want to send messages quickly from their smartwatches.