WhatsApp does not send messages on Android Auto, what to do?

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There are many users who are reporting a massive failure that concerns the application Android Auto and the most popular instant messaging app in the world: WhatsApp does not send messages on Android Auto. What to do about this situation? In this article we are going to try to explain the origin of the error and its possible solutions.

The first thing to clarify is that the problem is not with our devices, which is something we usually think of first when we notice that something is not working correctly. This failure is solely attributable to an error that occurs between both applications. And this manifests preventing us from sending or responding to messages. Curiously, it is possible to send them.

Here's what's really puzzling: The failure only affects shipments, since receiving messages works normally. This is precisely the argument on which WhatsApp is based to free itself from any responsibility, pointing out that those who must resolve the failure are the Android Auto developers. These, for their part, have not so far recognized that the error is theirs. In fact, in some cases where Google Assistant has not been able to send the message through WhatsApp, it has tried through SMS. And so, between each other, At the moment there has been no progress towards any solution.

You don't need to be an expert on the subject to realize that, beyond the technical details, it is clearly about an integration problem. From there, we would have to delve deeper into the issue to know which side the responsibility falls on.

The only thing that seems certain is the moment when everything started to fail. Reports of this error began to occur between April 13 and 14 and continued throughout the week.

What can be done

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Internet forums have been filled these days with complaints, discussions and questions about what is the best way to remedy this uncomfortable situation. Basically, given the silence of those responsible for the applications, those affected are divided into two groups: those who are inclined to wait and those who prefer to act.

Wait for the error to be resolved

On the one hand, there are those who choose patience, trusting that both WhatsApp and Android Auto will end up offering a convenient solution, even assuming that this may take a long time. Definitely, just wait, since they are supposed to be working on resolving this issue. Without prejudice to continuing to send them complaints.

Update applications

On the other hand, there are those who do not think it is a good idea to resign and are committed to finding solutions regardless of what they may be doing in Android Auto and WhatsApp. One of the possible solutions would be something as simple as update both apps to the latest version.

It would be enough to go to the Google Play Store, download and install the latest updated version and, finally, check that sending messages works again. These are the download links:

WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger
Developer: Whatsapp LLC
Price: Free
Android Auto
Android Auto
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

The reality is that the number of people affected around the world by WhatsApp not sending Android Auto messages is several million. Curiously, Spain is one of the countries in which the fewest incidents have been reported. In any case, those affected by this error cannot do much else. Just wait for the next WhatsApp and Android Auto updates to bring the solution. And let everything work again without problems.

Android Auto and its problems

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There is no doubt that Android Auto is a very convenient instrument to be able to manage the different options of our smartphone while we are behind the wheel, thus avoiding putting our safety at risk. However, Along with the many advantages it offers, we must also mention a series of problems that we cannot ignore.. The recent episode of WhatsApp not sending messages on Android Auto is just one more on the list. Among the most common, we can list the following:

  • The app stops for no apparent reason.
  • The voice assistant does not work or changes languages, voice recognition fails, some voice commands do not work...
  • The outside temperature and time indicators are not displayed on the screen.
  • The size of the icons on the screen is exaggeratedly large.
  • Does not connect correctly with Spotify and other similar applications.
  • Notifications that arrive on our mobile phone are not shown.

Most of these errors can be fixed on your own. restarting the phone or app. Or both at the same time, to start from scratch and restore the connection between them. Other times it is advisable to review the general settings of the application or check the status of the Bluetooth connection. It also doesn't hurt to check that the internet signal (mobile data) is strong enough to work correctly.

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