Microsoft's Belfiore says WhatsApp fix is coming 'quite soon'

Can you feel that? It’s Friday, which means we’re about to go have fun for the weekend, but there may be a WhatsApp update in store for us shortly. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore took to Twitter again to calm the surging masses who want their WhatsApp back. In the brief tweet, Belfiore noted that they have worked with the WhatsApp team and that the fix should be here “quite soon”. To our ears that sounds like some last minute certification is occurring, meaning we may have something by this weekend (or earlier).

"Sorry for being quiet about WhatsApp. We've worked with them to get a fix built and expect it to be back QUITE SOON." - Joe Belfiore, Microsoft

WhatsApp was recently pulled from the Store due to a serious notification bug affecting those on Windows Phone 8 Update 3. Microsoft and WhatsApp have been working together to solve the problem, though, after nearly two weeks, new users to Windows Phone are getting angst ridden. People who have picked up the new Lumia 630 don’t have access to the app, resulting in frustration.

It should be clear that Microsoft is paying attention to the demand, so hopefully we’ll see something soon. Stay tuned, folks, it could be a fun weekend!

Source: Twitter

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • ...and seriously, stop asking me on Twitter :P
  • I am just going to say, lol.
  • Any idea when is the support for WP 8.1 coming out ? :P
  • It's out now.
  • What's the new news you just making articles coming soon!!
    And why the hill don't you read your massages
  • Or email
  • Tweet all the things!!! (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ Sorry, that was lined up perfectly, I had to take it. :)
  • lol. that is too funny. 
  • So, your job is to comment on articles that your wrote yourself.
  • He stole the First post :(
  • Hahahaha, this reply just made my day!
  • It's already out
  • Lol Yeah stop asking him questions - I got your back Dan...
    "Hey, Dan, any idea when whatsa..." *SMACK*
  • Sometime next week is my guess, it won't be that much 'fun' .
  • I'd bloody hope its coming soon as well =/
  • Seems faster
  • You mean the articles about WhatsApp seem to be written faster?
  • Here, take it, the internet is yours.
  • These people are the equivalent of dickheads who sit at the lights with their windows down, pumping out their shit music. They think they are cool but in reality everyone thinks they are cocks, and they have no sense of that at all.
  • ^ Probably the funniest thing I've read all week and so true!!!
  • You mean I'm a cock? :c
  • No the faster comment fella.
  • Thank you.
  • You're welcome.
  • Seems faster
    The comment
  • well it has worked perfectly for me on wp 8.1..i just wish the new whatsapp update is more than a bug fix!!
  • Yeah. We had waited for the 'big update' for a long-long time .
  • Only time I've seen more complaints is when updates are due from att. Its as if people never heard of an app being pulled for a fix before now...
  • Hope it will shout whiners mouths that can't survive without one app for a few weeks. Seriously stop using your phone so much and go out
  • Well it has become "the way" to message in some countries like the UK and Australia. How about I remove your SMS (which most don't use here now) and see how that works for you? ;)
  • You can't. And there's plenty of alternatives. Jeez people, stop being so addicted to the screens, and live also a real life, not just behind the screen.
  • I'd understand if they were working on it, to be honest. I wouldn't spend my time complaining and predicting the end of a company because of it. I once lost my phone...the whole phone...for a few days, and I wasn't as lost as some of you temporarily without an app. Actually, most of the whiners aren't even without the app. It's still on their phone but they just have to rage.
  • Yeah, complaining, even though they have it installed. Windows phone users are the biggest moaners on the earth.
  • Thank god! What's gonna be next? Huh? I'm sure they will find something to complain about ... Aside from Cyan of course. (empty circle .... A deja vu of Amber & Black)
  • I hope it comes back soon enough, because I'm sick and tired of " When is whatsapp come to windows phone, it the worst mobile". I can't imagine what it's like for you guys.
  • You know what will be funny.. If they release this update and still don't push out the new features. I'm loling already
  • Finally! All those babies get a warm bottle to suck on. The crying about this app will end.
  • Will we see new features or just fixes? And this update is for 8.1 too?
  • Daniel, that's like a good boy! You did it :P and as far as I can see, funny weekend? :D before Sunday sometime may be :P
  • But is this for 8 or 8.1
  • "Quite Soon..." Tells us nothing, the whole tweet tells us nothing new...
  • On more serious note, GDR3\U3 was released in October ... How come it took em this long to figure out there's a bug?
    I've been using WhatsApp through out GDR1, 2, 3 & now 8.1 DP on daily basis & didn't notice anything out of the ordinary ... My sister's phone is on U3 & doesn't have any issues with WhatsApp.
  • Just got an update for it. WP8.1
  • Curious as to what people will complain about when its back.... When's the Cyan update or maybe back to the music and games hub/app issues?
  • The update is out!!!!!!!!!!!
  • i just downloaded it! tons of updates!
  • WhatsApp available guys!! Enjoyy install it :D
  • Calm down people we are still alive without Whatsapp. Lol
  • Its BACK in the Dutch store.
  • Oh good news
  • Quite soon is NOW!!! WHATSAPP IS BACK!!!!
  • Now it's back. You will all have to find something else to whine about.
  • Its back up
  • Update is live in the app store. Just downloaded it.
    Came with a change log too
    - chat backgrounds
    -privacy settings
    -custom notification ringtones
    -bugs fixes.
  • It's back!!
  • Whatsapp is now back :)
  • I've just checked my updates manully and guess what... There's a WhatsApp update here... downloading now Now with 8.1DP installed I got this message that WhatsApp does completely support this version (or words to that effect).
  • Whatsap just updated a few minutes ago.
  • Ha ha...that was "quite soon". Well played, Joe.
  • I could care less about WhatsApp, I just want Daniel to share all his amazing Polyscreen backgrounds! I have one already but keep seeing some different ones here. I tried to create some with the app last night but had a lot of issues with it. Kept crashing on me, overheating my L920, and rapidly draining the battery so I uninstalled it :( Thanks :)
  • Its updated now with all the beta features
  • Soon=next month
  • Or...ten minutes ago
  • Ebuka you got that right XD
    Great update.
  • As predicted, facebook buys whatsapp, regular wp8 updates stop :/
  • Oh cut the crap,he mean soon,it's already back in app store
  • He really doesn't know they meaning of the word soon
  • Whatsapp is back. Confirmed from twitter account joe!!! Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • It's back here in US.
  • Its back! Got it now
  • It's a long weekend here in Ireland, bring on the booze lol
  • Yeees finally!!!!
  • Whatsapp back in the store
  • It's now in store
  • Hahaha that's fast, and saved WPCentral. Stop crying, folks!
  • It's back!!! Finally! Now WP can crush Android
  • It is back now!!!
  • Aannnddd itsss backkk!!!
  • Finally, people will shut up about it and let the rest of us move on in peace.
  • Back for me in the USA ace I don't even use the shit.
  • about you worry about Xbox Video and Music first?
  • Whatsapp Available now on Wphone 
  • Its avialable now!!!
    and with the fearures that every one wanted!!!
    yessss :D