Coming Up In iPhone Use Siri To Send And Read WhatsApp Messages
Siri has been limited to use on Apple's own apps that come pre-loaded onto its tablets, smartphones, and smart watches, but with iOS 10 that will be released in the Autumn, this will change. At its big annual conference in California this week, Apple announced that as part of its latest operating system, iOS 10, this will change. Apple is giving any developer of apps for iPads and iPhones the ability to add support for Siri into their app.
So for instance, if WhatsApp, Netflix, and Uber add this functionality into their apps, we could be able to ask Siri to send a WhatsApp to our best friend, search for movies featuring Glenn Close or even find out how long a taxi will take to get to the user .Apple also showed it's bringing Siri to its Mac computers so we will be able to use the voice assistant across all our Apple devices in much the same way Windows voice assistant Cortana can be used on Windows smartphones and Windows 10 computers.
Now sending and reading messages, as well as making phone calls is something Siri has no problem doing, but it seems like that feature could soon be extended to WhatsApp. Right now those features are quite limited to Apple’s Messages and Phone app, but like we said, with Siri opening up, it looks like WhatsApp is planning on taking advantage of it.
A leaked WhatsApp translation request discloses the WhatsApp functions Siri will be able to access. The request, for an explanation text revealed to users when prompted to give WhatsApp access to Siri, reads, "This lets you use Siri to quickly send and read messages and make voice calls."
Of course, the estimated Siri integration of WhatsApp will only roll out once iOS 10 is released to iPhone users across the globe, likely to happen soon after the next iPhone launch in September. Apple had announced the latest version of its mobile operating system at WWDC 2016, and much to the pleasure of the crowd brought its voice-based virtual assistant up to speed with competitors like Google Now by permitting third-party developers to extend its functionality.