Apple’s recently-released watchOS 5.1.2 beta brings a Control Center button to toggle Walkie-Talkie availability.
Up to now, Walkie-Talkie availability had to be changed in the Walkie-Talkie app itself. There’s a switch at the top of the friends list in the Walkie-Talkie app to toggle availability.
With watchOS 5.1.2, you can now do this from anywhere in watchOS thanks to a new Control Center toggle. Open Control Center by long-pressing at the bottom edge of the watch and then swipe up. Scroll down to find a new toggle bearing the Walkie-Talkie icon.
The toggle shows up as bright yellow when available, or greyed out when set to inactive. Users tap the button to toggle their availability for the function.
The toggle button’s position in the Control Center can changed by pressing the Edit button to make the icons jiggle, indicating they can be moved.