WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets updated with some cool new features

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.

According to the store listing, here is what's new in version 2.11.586:

  • WhatsApp now opens faster
  • Share Location: drop and drag pin lets you share a precise location
  • You can now add captions to photos and videos
  • Crop and rotate photos
  • Added ability to archive chats and groups
  • Each chat or group can now have it's own background
  • Better support for phones with high-resolution screens

Do you s till use WhatsApp? If so, let us know your thoughts on this update in the comments. We've received reports that this version has its faults, so do point out if you've also been experiencing problems post-updating.

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Rich Edmonds
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