iOS 10: WhatsApp, Zomato, and Other Apps That Now Work With Siri

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iOS 10: WhatsApp, Zomato, and Other Apps That Now Work With Siri
  • iOS 10 allows non-Apple apps to use Siri
  • WhatsApp is one of the apps that use it
  • Use voice commands to execute actions

iOS 10 lets third-parthy app developers integrate Siri with their apps. This allows interesting possibilities such as using Siri to send WhatsApp messages, or order a cab. Even though Siri is better and faster, it still isn't great at recognising Indian English accents. However, if Siri understands what you're saying these new features could save you a lot of time.

For this to work, head to Settings > Siri > App Support. Then grant access to all apps that you want to use Siri with. Once you've done that, check out our top picks of apps that use Siri, in the list below. To use the apps, just tell Siri to use them in your commands.


1. WhatsApp
Hugely popular chat app WhatsApp now lets you use Siri to send messages and place calls. The next step would be allowing Siri to read out messages too, but that feature isn't available yet.

Download WhatsApp

2. Zomato
Everyone's favourite restaurant discovery app now lets you search for restaurants via Siri. Craving for burgers? Just ask Siri to find some via Zomato.

Download Zomato

3. Fitso
Fitso is a fitness app made in India. It now allows you to use Siri to start workouts.

Download Fitso

4. LinkedIn
LinkedIn now lets you send messages via Siri as well, so if you use this feature often, go ahead and download the app.

Download LinkedIn

5. Zova
Apple Design Award winning app Zova now lets you start workouts, runs, or stretches via Siri.

Download Zova

6. Zoho Notebook
Zoho Notebook is an excellent made-in-India notes app. It now lets you use Siri to pull up photos stored in the app.

Download Zoho Notebook

7. Canva
Canva is an image editing app. It lets you search for images via Siri.

Download Canva

8. The Roll
The Roll lets you organise your camera roll. You can ask the app to find images of say, beaches, via Siri.

Download The Roll

9. Swingmail
Need Siri support in a third-party email app? You might want to try Swingmail. You can use Siri to send emails.

Download Swingmail

10. Trails: Outdoor GPS Logbook
Want to track outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, or just plain and simple jogging? Trails lets you start recording directly via Siri.

Download Trails

There are many more apps that have Siri support. Some, such as Lyft and Map My Run are either unavailable in India or only support Siri in the US. Which are you favourite apps with Siri integration? Let us know via the comments.


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Pranay Parab Pranay is in charge of podcasts and videos at Gadgets 360. Over the years, he has helped build the tutorials section of this site from the ground up, got the Guide section off the ground, started two podcasts, written several in-depth features, reviewed fitness gadgets, handled social media and most recently, taken charge of videos as well. He loves travelling, particularly to places not frequented by tourists. He keeps running half-marathons across the country and hopes to complete a full ...More
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