Users will be able to start, end, or silence VoIP calls via the Apple Watch in supported apps like Webex, according to Apple’s WWDC 2022 presentation. This comes after Apple revealed that watchOS 9 will allow customers to conduct VoIP calls directly from their Apple Watch using third-party apps that are compatible with it.
This feature, which is enabled by Apple expanding its CallKit framework for developers to watchOS 9, would allow Apple Watch users to answer VoIP calls right from their wrist. At this point, the iPhone maker has not provided any other information on this capability. So, it remains to be seen whether some of the popular VoIP calling apps, such as WhatsApp, will offer this functionality on the Apple Watch in the coming months.
Apple Watch users can currently make Wi-Fi calls using FaceTime Audio in the Phone app, and watchOS 9’s extended support for VoIP calling will give them even more options in the future. The beta version of watchOS 9 is now available for developers, and it will be rolled out to all users in the fall, most likely in September.