WhatsApp updated with various enhancements and bug fixes


What's up? Ready for another WhatsApp update? Of course you are. You love those updates, even if they don't add any new features. The past few updates we've had for WhatsApp have been those that focus on bug fixes and small improvements. Today is a little more of the same.

Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find version 2.11.516.0 ready for you to download. The changelog? You're getting "various enhancements and bug fixes" again.

The last substantial update to WhatsApp came out nearly a month ago at the end of May. That was version 2.11.490.0 and returned WhatsApp to the Windows Phone Store. It also introduced chat backgrounds, broadcast lists, privacy settings and more.

Play around with the new update today and let us know what you notice!

Thanks for the tip everyone!

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WhatsApp updated with various enhancements and bug fixes



Hey , I have found a huge flaw in the WP , and MS isn't even replying to me, so I guess I'm not even gonna get anything for finding this bug . For your who want to see what the bug is
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Install the APP , n wait for 15 minutes
Please back up all your data before u try this , better still use a spare phone if u have , the only way to recover from this is to hard reset the phone

She probably had many background tasks running , this app is not handling that exception it was just supposed to show the vulnerability ... Put some tasks off n try

I know about the work around (you have to change the extension of mp3 file to .mp4 right?), but I can't stand the hassle, plus I can't save mp3 files to phone so meh.

The iOS App doesn't has this feature, so I don't expect it to arrive on Windows Phone...
They probably removed it due to copyright issues.

So what is that from. I joined WP central like around the dev preview hype. Did I miss some joke or something...

Welcome bro..It's nothing but just a term one wrote and others followed but over time it became just an unnecessary addition to the comments section..

It's because of the facebook beta app updates. at a certain time there were many update iterations with the app constantly getting updates without any noticeable difference. it was also a time when the app was much slower. so many comments were centered around questioning the speed of the app after the update. After a while there seemed to be a placebo effect wherein users felt the app "seems faster" even though nothing really happened in that sense. Soon this spread over to the other post comments and forums too. The comment is used mainly on facebook updates and closely followed by whatsapp updates. Reason being that both these apps were critical for many users and their speed was frustratingly slow and yet the apps used to get many updates at certain periods without any visible performance improvements.

Wow super in-depth. Thank you for the reply. As for using the phrase, I don't think I'm going to use it. Judging by the fact that a lot of people are annoyed by it.

Why the hell they cant give us the option to make the annoying vibration off..Seriously I m pissed off.

I was not talking about that vibration..FYI, what you were asking me to turn off doesnt effect if my phone is in normal mode..I was talking about the vibration which takes place between the chats and android version has an option to turn that off..It sucks the battery to huge extent

Sounds like you don't have 8.1. You can turn off vibration for each app independently, including WhatsApp in 8.1.

Seems like you dont understand English..Please see carefully what i have written.

P.S I have 8.1 from the 1st day only

No Satish it cant be fixed by us...Whatsapp needs to fix this..On android there is an option to stop this vibration but on WP there is no option till now..

Nice! Keep the updates coming. Didn't notice any difference so far, perhaps a little bit faster starting the app.

Works better with the notification Center now. When you open the app, unlike before, it clears the notification Center.

But, unfortunately it doesn't work the other way around

3 different devs have told me that they don’t have access to the api to clear tiles from the notification.  It seems only core apps have access to it.


Yes that was my feelings too. I don't know why people are not making more of an issue of this.

There's still a problem, when I open WhatsApp the speaker make a noise ..
I hope to fix this since this thing drain battery and annoying.

Explain what? It is a bug in WP8.1 preview, my friend have a Lumia 630 and there is no noise while opening either MoliPlayer or WhatsApp.

It's not really an issue inherent to the OS. It happens because drivers for Windows Phone 8 phones were not updated to support wp8.1. This is what Cyan Update will fix for Lumias.

You shouln't be using a Developer Preview and complain about things not working. This is a driver issue. There are still no updated drivers for WP8 generation phones to support WP8.1.

Lol went to the store to update and didn't see any update available, had to go to my downloads to see its already been updated

Then how is WhatsApp the only app with the issue? It think it is a cheap hack to keep some background stuff alive and that's why WhatsApp sucks battery like a (Suarez) new-age vampire.

MoliPlayer does this too, there is no issues in Lumia Cyan though (like Lumia 630/930, I know this because my friend has a 630)

Turn up the volume, put your ear on the speaker and open any chat and you'll hear faint buzz which goes away once you tap on the record icon near the chatbox

Watsapp notifications don't get clear in the action centre even after reading the msgs. Is that a bug of Watsapp or action centre????? Anyone?

It's not a bug with the action centre, it's because Whatsapp aren't taking advantage of it. The app isn't 8.1 optimised.

They should make the scrolling in emoticons more smooth !!!! The whole OS is so smooth and WA is fucking that up !

You now have a list of open chats. When you open a chat you see the history of your conversation. When you delete a chat, the history is gone. When that person speaks to you again, there is no history. Instead it would be nice to have an archive function like on facebook messenger. Instead of deleting a chat you can archive it. You won't see the chat in your list of open chats, but the next time the person speaks to you you will see the history of the conversation. This is very useful for chats with people you do not speak often with, and you don't want them to occupy a place in your open chats lists, but you do want to see the history once you talk to them again.

I noticed something earlier after opening WhatsApp the messages on the notification area would stay now all the notifications gets cleared away.

What improvements? Gallery still opens very slowly when sending a picture from the app. Chat search ia still the same as it opens the latest chat and not the,searched word.

if you are run in wp 8.1 developer Preview still there is a problems not Cleared.static ip, may  if get a static ip then it will resolves some this type of problems Even automatic ip also some problem like loss internet connectivity wifi shows (LIMITED) Acess We Need To wait for final verision of this os.may be they unlock some enterprise features in that version.

WP8.1(preview) Not Worthable for enterprise user's

If only they would allow the Whatsapp backup file to save in a folder that we can access. I'm kind of stuck on my 1020 as I want to keep the chat threads, but have no way to backup and then restore to a different phone.
Better still, I hope they can take advantage of Skydrive backup so that messages restore in the same way text messages do.

I can never use this app because I have unlimited sms.

Never thought being in Australia was actually good for something phone/tech related.

You are missing the point here


1. Do you send SMS overseas? ,  do you have friends and family overseas .

2. you may have unlimited SMS - does all your friends have unlimited sms too - proabably not

It good for those scenarios.

SMS is old school ,  not media friendly or for  Group conversations ( send video / pictures / music ) and group conversations. More importantlly  - delivery notifications and status of person being online / offline



Yes,I have a unlimited plan,so I have phone calls 1000minutes and 1000 SMS even overseas for €50,00 a month.WIND.and for calling an messaging to Australia with my son......i got an iPhone,and if no one knows,it has message free,but to get back to messaging with WP, I have a product called "SKYPE",Did anyone here about it ?!,so Whatsapp guys?

i just remarked that it is now possible to make group conversations quiet. you can decide if its forever, or just a couple of hours. amazing! at least i have not seen that before...

Hey Sam , why not share your wallpaper as did Dan in one of your articles? Very nice background , you share it, do not be selfish.

Still not yet fixed the problem with data sense. When the data usage is near the limit, Whatsapp will not allow you to open the app until you turned off data sense. It claimed that data sense will block Whatsapp from receiving new message notification, but I can receive new notification. It seems Whatsapp can't detect that I didn't turn on restriction on background data.