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Siri now reads out your WhatsApp messages

"Hey Siri, read my last WhatsApp message."
Matt Brian, @m4tt
April 24, 2017
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Apple's Siri assistant may not boast as many third-party integrations as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, but it's still useful in its own right. Since the company opened up the platform last year, major apps have tapped into the platform, allowing iPhone and iPad users to perform tasks completely hands-free. WhatsApp, for example, has allowed users to send texts using their voice since September, but as part of its latest update, Apple's assistant can read messages aloud too.

Once activated in the settings, a simple "Hey Siri, read my last WhatsApp message" request will have Siri dictate the most recent text. It'll no doubt help keep friends and family updated on the latest group chat happenings, but it will also promote vehicle safety by keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

To make use of Siri's dictation, supported devices must be running iOS 10.3 or newer. The Facebook-owned company has also made visual tweaks to the Calls tab, Contact Info and Group Info screens, while adding the ability to add multiple statuses.

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