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Send messages using the Google Assistant on your watch

When your watch is paired to an Android device, you can ask the Google Assistant on Android Wear to send messages using any of the following apps:

For example, you can ask your Google Assistant to:

  • Send a WhatsApp message to Nathan
  • Send a Telegram message to Hannah I'm on my way
  • Send a Viber message
     

If you're having trouble sending messages using one of these messaging apps, try these steps:

Make sure your watch is paired with an Android device

Make sure your watch is paired with an Android phone. Sending chat messages is not available when your watch is paired with iPhone.
Check that your watch and phone are connected

Make sure your watch and Android device are close and connected by Bluetooth. To quickly confirm you have a good connection: From your watch's settings, use Find my phone and make sure your phone rings when used. 

If your phone and paired Android device won’t connect, you can re-pair them.

Check Google Assistant

Make sure you set up Google Assistant on your watch. Try asking a question about the weather. If you don’t receive an answer, learn how to set up Google Assistant.

Check the messaging app on your phone or tablet
  • On your paired Android phone or tablet, make sure you have the latest version of the messaging app you’re trying to use. Learn how to update your downloaded apps.
  • On your paired Android phone or tablet, make sure you are signed into the messaging app and can send messages from within the app on your phone.

Make sure the other person uses the same messaging app

On your paired Android phone or tablet:

  1. Open the Contacts app and find the person you want to send a message to.
  2. Tap the person’s name to view the person’s contact details.
  3. Make sure you see the messaging app, like WhatsApp, in the person’s contact details.

If the person also has the messaging app, try tapping the star at the top of the contact screen. If the contact is already starred, try unstarring and then re-starring the contact.

Andrea is an Android expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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