Telegram is a popular messaging app that’s available on Android and iOS devices as well as the Apple Watch. It has one of the greatest alternatives for Wear OS, allowing you to do almost anything from your tiny screen. The program no longer has a version for Wear OS following the upgrade to Telegram 8.0.
Telegram has abandoned the Wear OS version of its app, which no longer shows up when you search for it on a smartwatch. That said, if you still have it installed on your watch, it should function for the time being.
Goodbye Telegram for Wear OS
Telegram had a complete version for Wear OS, unlike WhatsApp, which restricts access to only viewing messages and replying to them. You could send and view photos, stickers, locations, as well as interact with your chats on the small screen of compatible watches.
With the transition to Telegram 8.0, this full-featured software has vanished and is unlikely to return. Official Telegram support has confirmed that the Wear OS version of the app will no longer be available for download.
The good news is that, if you already have Telegram on your Wear OS smartwatch, it should continue to function for the time being, albeit without support it is only a question of time before it stops working. Furthermore, when reading messages on the watch, forthcoming new features introduced by Telegram may not be accessible.
Despite the fact that Telegram has yet to reveal why it abandoned its Wear OS version, it is likely that the two applications will cross paths again in the future. It would not be unusual for their routes to converge once more, especially given the app’s rapid pace of development. Also, keep in mind that it’s an open source program, so other individuals could pick up on this idea at any time.