Android Auto and Whatsapp Replies working? Which version?

seashell82

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Hey everyone,

got my new GTI yesterday - it comes with Android Auto. So far, everything runs fine with AA and my Nexus 6.

However, Whatsapp seems to be a little bit buggy, at least for me. First of all, the read-out of new messages does not work with the current whatsapp beta version... so I installed the "official" version 174 from the Play Store.

Now, the read-out of new messages works fine. However, I can't reply or create new messages. This only works with SMS.

Has anyone a solution to this? With which WA version does it work for you?

Thx a lot,

Chris
 

Phil Nickinson

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Is the beta done through Google Play? Or sideloaded? (Google's blocked Sideloaded apps on Android Auto for the obvious reason.)
 

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Thx for the hint.
The app was side-loaded. That's why I replaced it with the official version.

With the official Google Play version however, there is only read-out of the WhatsApp messages.

Does the reply to messages work for you guys? Any ideas to what the solution might be?

Thanks :).
 
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I haven't tried this recently but in the past I have been able to respond to a WhatsApp text just by using the "reply" voice command after listening to the text. Are you able to say "send a WhatsApp message to <john doe>"?
 

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The problem seems to be that if Android Auto is not available officially in your country or in your native language the voice commands pretty much won't work.
 

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