Cannot send new WhatsApp message with Auto


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Nov 25, 2012
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Over the last week, suddenly started having a problem using Android Auto in the car trying to send WhatsApp message

What I am finding is that if I ask google to send WhatsApp message to someone, it responds, asks me what the message is, then reads it back and then ask to send ..... if I then look on my phone, the message does not appear and the recipient obviously does not receive

However, if I receive a message and ask google to reply, it does the same process as above, but the message is sent and I can see it in WhatsApp on my phone

This has only started less than 2 weeks ago

I have tried rebooting phone, car etc etc

Any ideas?


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Feb 15, 2019
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I registered on this forum just to reply to your message! Unfortunately though, its just to say that I have exactly the same problem and no fix!

Same as you this started about a week or so ago... I have a Huawei P20 Pro (UK) but I am lucky enough to be able to test this out in multiple cars since I get hire cars every week for my job. I generally find AA buggy overall, especially Amazon Music and Spotify. Now I can add WhatsApp to the list!

This issue happens in a Kia Niro, Seat Ibiza, Seat Leon, Vauxhall Mokka, Vauxhall Astra, Vauxhall Insignia, Hyundai Tucson. I think we can say it's not related to the car...

I've yet to try uninstalling WhatsApp or android auto but in loathed to do that as I'll lose my settings/messages.

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