WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets another small update tonight

It was just a few days ago that WhatsApp received not only a bug fix, but a smorgasbord of new features to quell the angry masses of messaging fiends. That update was version 2.11.490.0 of the popular messaging client and late tonight a small patch has just been pushed out bumping WhatsApp to a modest 2.11.494; to put that in perspective that is slightly ahead of the private beta, which stands at 2.11.492.

So what’s new in this update? As you can probably guess, not too much in terms of new features but users will get some fixes. In fact, the changelog simply states ‘Various enhancements and bug fixes’ as being included with the refresh. We have heard of some complaints from a few users about the latest update so perhaps this will go a long way in addressing those issues.

Regardless, go pick up WhatsApp version 2.11.494 here in the Store. Thanks, all of you, for the tips!

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WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets another small update tonight


Actually before some days the whatsapp has Crossed the Escape velocity .. that's why it got disappeard from windows phones store :P

Hahaha... I know that Escape Velocity joke ! Poor RaGa dint even have the velocity to make it to the first day of Parliament today... 

haha. We've been traumatized so bad by this app in the past that we're afraid of updating it if it ever works well :P

Blue Skies got updated too.
Here is what's new:

- Fixed Radar Display issue.

Oh btw the bug that caused the premium features to work is fixed now (only those who have bought the app can use premium features now).

i guess they removed the data sence check. With the previous update i couldn't open my whatsapp and it was getting stuck at splash screen. but now this is fixed. thank you whatsapp :)

Yes, I second that. The problem telling that the background activity is limited, is gone.

I've been using windows phone for 3 1/2 years but I've never understood the benefit of WhatsApp over text or social media..can someone educate me?

It was FREE 2-3 yrs back,..fck the govt!!..anyways I am lucky enof...Vodafone has given me FULL 100 MSGS FREE/day...and WhatsApp validity got auto renewed :D

1. Multimedia support
2. Group chat
3. It's free (it does say 55INR a year but for some reason mine automatically renewed twice since the free period expired)

It's ok Daniel, I got this one covered. Soooo basically not everyone has unlimited texting and texting internationally can be quite costly. When you message using these kind of apps its a fraction of a cost using data. Regarding other social apps, well I'd say not everyone uses FB and usually apps like WhatsApp have additional feature those social apps don't. Is that right Daniel?

Agree with all of the above.
I'll add from an European point of view:
There are lots of prepaid users in some European countries, and with prepaid, you don't have unlimited text. Regarding social media: I'm yet to find a single person that uses Facebook chat. It's not widespread at all. (funnily enough, whatsapp, which is owned by Facebook, is so widespread that it has become a quasi standard)

1st- I can send messages anywhere in the world for free!(including 1 country to another)
2nd- can send pictures, videos, audios, locations for free
3rd- can see if the other person has seen your message or not
4th- can see if the other person is online or when he was last online!
5th- can put a profile pic and status!
And WhatsApp is faster compared to other messengers!!!

In the previous version, when i opened a message from the notificiation center, the app tile would still show that i have unread messages. This happened sometimes and not all. Hope its solved in this update

When are they going to fix it so you can link pictures directly from Onedrive again?  So annoying this still doesn't work!

Ok. Yesterday's Windows phone firmware update was supposed to fix alerts from apps nop disappearing from action center (or however it's called) if you happend to attend that alert on the app. For example, having a message in whatsapp and reading it. The alert was still there and you had to clear it manually. For me it only worked the first time, then no more. Seems like now is fixed.

Btw, I've got a L820

Its good to see they giving updates in regular intervals , but ntng special in new update. Only a few background pictures were added

There must be something about this app that warrants the constant updates about updates. I just can't figure out what it is. This is some of closed network chat client? What is the attribute that makes this such a jewel?

Everyone uses it. That's the jewel in the crown.
I dare say it probably has higher daily usage than Facebook itself...

Dey hv removed"check for updates" option in the settings>about menu..from the last update... Anyways wp_central is der to inform us :P

Seems faster,Multiplied Velocity,Accelerated,App Opens in 00.13/fps,Bugs are Enhancedly fixed with improvements on UI.Anything I Missed Please Report Here! (Joke) :D :P

WhatsApp on WP is nw much better than it used to be..

@WPC- HIKE is also Updated, with whole new UI & mch mre!
It's awesome..nw aftr seeing new HIKE..i feel Whatsapp is jz a vanilla version of IM ;P

In their last update they had forgotten to add details under Settings > account, like change mt number, privacy, account expiration... So in this update it's there.... HOWEVER, I noticed they removed the online/offline status. Meaning u can't know of you're online or offline

Just a message for those obsessed whatsapp people out there- There is absolutely no need to keep asking about whatsapp and tipping constantly. Your tips are not unique. Get over it. You need to keep whats app down and get a life!

Even my old symbian phone gets whatsapp updates before windows phone.
App developers better keep WP no. 1 on their priority list...simply coz WP is d future

It was related to data sense problem.. I have suffered. "WhatsApp's" starting page says that WhatsApp restricted by data sense,change the settings. And there was nothing like that.

When will they add WhatsApp as sharing app along with email,facebook etc. Everytime I want to share some article from WhatsApp I have to copy link from email. Please add WhatsApp as sharing app.

How many times should we tell that "will you send me your background image?" Guy to download polyscreen.!
It creates such BGs.. :)

Daniel Sam or anybody please tell me Why isn't any popular app on par with other OS ? Is it easier to develop apps on other platform ?
M using WP for 2yrs and have always wondered why? Without Nokia's great built quality and camera WP world have doomed by now. Whatapp disappearing for 10 days is an eye opener and a hope crusher.

whatsapp dissaperared from IOS for a whole year and truth is 10 days is a small price to pay, windowsphone 8 os a relatively new platform becaus unlike android its not open source.

I agree on android thingy. What about iOS ?... It's kinda the same since 5-6yrs even now we don't ask what's the RAM on iPhones. Loading time on WP8 sucks.

i seem to like the fact that it sorted the history review issue whereby you had the app crashing when you go something like 8 pages into the previous conversation, now though, it goes through the whole conversation without hitches

Hey guys , does anyone of you have a Lumia icon ? What score did it do on a antutu test? If u know please reply , thanks

Digression alert!
I would like to know if I can buy Lumia icon unlocked ? I live in India my dad is at NY on a business trip. Can i get an icon to work on Indian cellular services ?

Great love for WhatsApp. keep it updating.. It has become our daily life component.. And I am happy to see it now.. Becoming faster & Richer in features.. Windows Phone 8.1 rocks..

Please fix the annoying vibration..On android there is a option to set the vibration off but we dont have any..It sucks my battery most of the time..

Still it's showing some features are not supported by the phone's software version..
So.. Still I have doubt that what has been updated..?

Hmm one difference noted now I can see others profile in landscape mode which was there in the earliest version.Good for doing that.

What is the time tile in this picture? I love the look of the tile. I'm talking about the one that is showing "Tuesday" and the date and time.

I no longer get notifications immediately I exit the app... They just fixed this and had to ruin something good with this update, I'm disappointed. Another reason I might leave WP for something else.

After this update, when I attach and send a photo to a friend or group in WhatsApp, when others view it, it seems to have been compressed. Anyone else facing this issue?

I have the same problem   first whatsapp is out of the windows store, now this.
I'm thinking to go back to IOS again.

Indeed, photo attach bug! Sometime the photo you send is compressed to a thumbnail.

Please let it fix

please fix the major problem of photos being compressed to small size such as tumbnails..... which is a really big problem please fix the bug soon