Both Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp have just received updates in the Windows Phone Store, but unfortunately neither one tells us what's new. Without having a proper change log knowing exactly what has been updated is impossible, but it is safe to say some bugs have been fixed.
Last night, WhatsApp out of the blue pushed out a semi-rare update for their popular messaging app. Unfortunately, no changelog was included, so it was left to the masses to discern what is new.
We should have caught the change, as it has been rumored for months now, but alas we have been playing with shiny, new tablets lately. The change in 2.11.670 is rather straightforward: how the messages appear in the notification center.
Third-party conversion app WhatsApp Video Optimizer offers a quick way for users to convert videos to conform to WhatsApp's 16MB threshold for videos. The app picked up an update that gives users the ability to select the output folder as well as the resolution, audio and video bitrate.
Third-party app WhatsApp Video Optimizer has picked up a update that sees a minor change in the encoding settings. Now, when you select the videos you want to compress that you want to share on WhatsApp, the fast encoding option is set as default.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging clients around, especially for Windows Phone users. One limitation though with the app is the inability to send particular videos due to their size. Whatsapp force-edits (shortens) your video to meet the 16 MB requirement for sending videos, which is a bit odd.
Luckily, there is now a solution through a free third-party app called WhatsApp Video Optimizer.
WhatsApp decided to publish an new update to its Windows Phone messanging app right in the middle of Microsoft's Windows 10 press event. The update appears to be a minor one with just bug fixes and improvements.
The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google Chrome page. It's simple to set up, and as long as your phone has a data connection you'll be able to send and receive messages via the WhatsApp service right from your PC.
Facebook-owned Whatsapp appears to be working on a web-based version. A number of strings were found in the Android version of the app that point to a web-based Whatsapp. However, since Whatsapp doesn't use accounts, and is instead tied to a phone number, there is the issue of authentication. It appears that Whatsapp on the web may solve this with QR codes.
Yesterday, the popular messaging service WhatsApp had two updates: one was server side and the other was an actual app update. Although bugs and fixes were listed in the changelog, as it turns out much was included than previously thought.
WhatsApp now included detailed 'seen' and 'read' information for messages you sent to either individuals or groups. In fact, for groups it will show who read the message and at what time, alongside who has not yet read your message (but the time it was delivered to them).
WhatsApp will continue to offer its service for free to users in developing countries like India. Vice-president for business development Neeraj Arora stated that low debit and credit card penetration was the main reason for not collecting the $1 annual fee the service charges users in North America and Europe.
WhatsApp received quite the update earlier today, but users quickly complained that the release was buggy and hampered the messaging experience. The team have quickly turned things around by releasing a subsequent patch to hopefully address issues raised in version 2.11.586.
WhatsApp for Windows Phone has just been updated, introducing some new features and improvements. As previously covered, this release contains features brought across by the WhatsApp team from the beta program. It's also quite the special moment for the messenger platform since the Windows Phone app hasn't been updated since June.
The popular messaging app WhatsApp has been quiet lately for updates on Windows Phone. In fact, it has not been updated since the end of June, which is a very long time in technology. The good news is the private beta was receiving updates at a steady clip, including one yesterday.
The latest version of WhatsApp beta is 2.11.574.0 and with it are a few new features that have been added over the last few months. Here is your first look.
Facebook has completed its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. The deal was swiftly finalized following the approval by the European Union on Friday. WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will sit on the Facebook Board of Directors.
Facebook has received approval from the European Union for its $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp. The main concern over the deal in Europe was that the deal would harm communication in the telecom market. The European Commission said that the acquisition would not impede competition, according to Re/code: