Samsung has today launched a new firmware update for Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch. It is the little update as per the changelog but it brings one of the most crucial support to the watch. The firmware version R820XXU1BTA1 is now rolling out in South Korea & Germany. After the update, users can now see WhatsApp images on their Galaxy Watch Active 2. When the users receive WhatsApp notifications with pictures inside then users can view it. It is the first Samsung smartwatch to get this support and the WhatsApp is the first app to get it.
Before it, When users get any messages they were only able to view the text from the message and the images show a camera icon. Previously, to view the pictures users have to open the app on a smartphone. These days most of the WhatsApp notifications come with pictures inside. Specially, on the occasion of festivals & New Year, users send or receive image only messages. It is better to view all the incomings on watch, and again it is one step forward to use your smartwatch without mobile.
As we said earlier, the new firmware is available in South Korea & Germany. It has also brought general stability & improvements to the smartwatch. It is possible in the upcoming updates all the other apps like Facebook, Instagram & Twitter will get the same treatment. There is also a chance to release it on older Galaxy Watch & Galaxy Watch Active smartwatches with their future updates.
Hi! Great site, and thanks! Any update about when it will be avaliable in other countries? And what about the WhatsApp voice message? Are they playable? It will be great to avoid using smartphone for see the messages 🙂
This was always possible, WhatsApp images open on the watch since the first update at least for my watch.
When I asked users & read on some forums, they said it is the first time they are able to see images. Some of them also claims Telegram & Instagram support. The update is not available in India yet, so don’t know for sure.