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WhatsApp update now live in the Store; brings voice messaging improvements and more

We told you recently of the upcoming changes expected with the cross platform instant messaging application WhatsApp, and the word on the street is that the update is now live. The changes in this version may not be the biggest in the world (unless you're on Windows Phone 7 - orientation lock!) but there are some welcome updates for you to enjoy. 

WhatsApp pushed out another update for Windows Phone, improves Voice Messaging again

You would think it were Friday today because we just got word that WhatsApp has pushed out yet another update for their popular messaging app. The company has had updates to their app for the last four Fridays, including version 2.11.40 just four days ago. Yet here we are on a Monday Tuesday and they’re giving us a new one.

WhatsApp gets another rapid update on Windows Phone; improves upon Voice Messaging

What’s another Friday without an update from WhatsApp? (Seriously, the last four updates were all on a Friday, crazy, eh?) The famous messaging service used to see monthly updates but now it seems to be on the Facebook-fast track, getting an update per week. We’re okay with that and we’re sure you are too as the service has steadily grown into a reliable and fantastic messaging app for Windows Phone.

Earlier this week, WhatsApp turned on their Voice Messaging service on all platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. It was a slick move by the company and was seen as a largely successful move to fight off the likes of Voxer and other competitors.

WhatsApp enables voice-messaging for Windows Phone

Good news if you’re a fan of WhatsApp, the popular platform-agnostic messaging service that spans the world. The app, which has been receiving numerous updates in the last few months with the help of Nokia, has remotely enabled a new feature today: voice messages.

When users enter into a chat with a contact, to the left of the text window a microphone icon should now be present (see the photo above). Users can simply press and hold that icon to record a voice clip which is then sent instantly to the contact. The quality of the recording is excellent and it is certainly a welcome feature, especially with services like Voxer breathing down the necks of companies like WhatsApp.

Voice Chat app TalkBox reportedly coming to Windows Phone

Details are bit a scarce right now, but TalkBox, a voice-based instant messaging system, is reportedly ready to come to Windows Phone. The developers of the app were invited to the Nokia Lumia launch in Hong Kong yesterday and were expected to show off the app for Windows Phone. From the micro-Blogging site Weibo (translated):