Apple today released watchOS 4.2 as a free update for the Apple Watch. This comes after the update was initially available as a beta for testing purposes. To install the update, navigate to the Watch app on your paired iPhone and tap the “My Watch” tab. From there, go to General > Software Update and you should see the new software ready for download. Be sure to place your iPhone on Wi-Fi while downloading this software as it’ll surely gobble up plenty of your data.
In watchOS 4.2, there’s nothing worth noting except the inclusion of Apple Pay Cash, allowing peer-to-peer payments within iMessage. To use the feature, you and the person you’re chatting with will need to both be running either iOS 11.2 or watchOS 4.2 and be registered to Apple Pay. Afterward, you can open the Messages app and select the Apple Pay Cash option at the bottom of the screen within a chat thread. You can send up to $3,000 via this method of payment so while you can’t probably pay your rent with it, you have enough breathing room to pitch into that night out on the town.
Right now, only those in the United States can use the feature, but it’s expected Apple Pay Cash will roll out to more users in the near future.