Having a widget on a phone makes it much more productive. Here's how you can in 3 simple steps to add a WhatsApp widget on the lock screen.
Having a WhatsApp widget on the lock screen of a smartphone can help the user to save sometime. With widget on the lock screen, users don't need to go to the app to check their messages.
A widget on the lock screen can allow the user to see through their messages at a glance in one tap. Here's how you can add a WhatsApp Widget on your smartphone lock screen in 3 simple steps.
#1: Set up the Settings
Unlock your mobile device>Go to Settings>Lock Screen>Tick the box for Custom Widgets.
#2: Add Widgets
After doing so, the user needs to lock their device screen and swipe to the side until the '+' symbol appears. Tap the symbol '+' and select WhatsApp from the list that appears.
#3: WhatsApp Widget is on the Lock Screen
After doing so, the user is required to unlock the device from the lock screen along with the WhatsApp widget installed. The next time when the user unlocks their mobile lock screen, the WhatsApp widget will appear as the default option on the screen.
Please note that the Older (and newer) versions of Android do not support any type of lock screen widgets.
Create WhatsApp Widget only on KitKat Version
All the devices running on Android 4.2-4.4 KitKat or a custom ROM can easily support lock screen widgets allowing the user to quickly and easily add a custom WhatsApp widget on their lock screen.
However, with the coming of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the lock screen widgets has been replaced with heads up notifications that work on the lock screen.
Having an Old Version? Follow these Steps
In case a user is facing a trouble in creating a WhatsApp widget using the above-mentioned method, here's an alternative way.
The user can simply install either NiLS or WidgetLocker app, amd these are lock screen widget managers.