WhatsApp returns to Windows Phone, brings new features
What’s up?! Not much, just WhatsApp returning to the Windows Phone Store. After going MIA, the popular messaging app has returned. Not only has it returned, but it’s been updated. Earlier today, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore said the app would be coming ‘quite soon’. This does qualify as fairly soon! Details after the break.
Head into the Windows Phone Store and you’ll find version 2.11.490.0 of WhatsApp sitting there. Here’s what’s new in this update:
- Chat backgrounds
- Broadcast lists
- Privacy settings (settings > account > privacy)
- Media auto-download settings (settings > chat settings > media auto-download)
- Custom notification tones (Windows Phone 8 Update 3 required)
- Various enhancements and bug fixes
Not only does the app return, but it comes with a few new features. Chat backgrounds have been added, there are privacy settings, control the auto-download of media, custom notifications are there and more!
Heads up, those on Windows Phone 8.1 will get a warning message saying some features won't work properly.
Grab the update for WhatsApp and let us know what you think!
Download WhatsApp for Windows Phone
Thanks for the tip Stuart!
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EDIT: nvm, it works fine now. It was just a warning message. COMES WITH BACKGROUNDS :D
But It will WORK FINE and you will just get the warning message while opening the app first time and also trying to contact the support.
I've change the setting, even set the battery saver off. But I found the solution. The solution is : Set the "Limit Type" to "none specified"
Icons/ color for settings menu
Action center notifications issue
Slowly but surely it will be improved. At least performance wise this is hands down best update.
Previously I was able to assign customs tone from action center setting.... But now I can't....
You need to let the app send a notification, so the system will add it yo notification +sound setting , and then you can customize its sound
Anyway its all good :D
What features is it missing exactly?
W'APP really made my day, week, month..etc.. Now its back with a bang!!!!!
Ademas ciertas personas la utilizamos como herramienta de trabajo,
If you change the font size in Whatsapp settings only a litte larger, in the chat will be smaller and the line spacing will be less.
Btw dig the J Cole reference.
Through your conversation.
The app seems much better now
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What's the solution friends...
The only thing I am missing is the feature to set custom chat backgrounds, please add it WhatsApp and team Microsoft :)
Love the update
WP8.1 Lumia 520
Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia 920
I've been sending videos in such a way for months now
- The message shouldn't be in the title of a notification (which is extremely annoying in the action center)
- Still no individual colors for everyone in group chats :(
I'm lucky in so far as my 1020 is glitch free on 8.1. So I can afford to wait longer.
It surely can't be that hard to implement though? They already offer on device backups....
Hmm, Whatsapp! A love/hate relationship for sure!
In the WhatsApp setting u can find only default tones that are preloaded with phone.... U getting my point??
Just take a look at the reviews of other messengers with people cursing Microsoft for removing WhatsApp.
Make some noise Microsoft, two weeks...!
1.removing status update button from bottom log now if we wanna update the stat we hav to get in through settings-profile-edit-then u cn update.
2. The have removed the slot where we can see whether we are connected (online) or not in the account section
What u say guys on dis?????
Still cherished by the performance !! ;)
Whenever i tried to upload recorded video app crashed.
Took very long although
2.Restart your phone
3.Manually Sync Your live id
3.Delete already installed WhatsApp and then install (do this only when no step works)
(the guy got ridiculed for it.. but he was right! )
But still if the unread messages are more than 100 it points to the end of the conversation instead of the starting point from where we missed it
Disable saving media to the picture and video libraries.
I receive a lot of garbage on whatsapp and I can't disable this. A lot of them are funny but I don't want them hanging on my pictures tile. I've had to take the tile of my homescreen. =/
This setting have been gone for a while and I was really hoping that It would come back with this version.
I have Nokia L920, till last week i was able to forward my message to broadcast list vis whats app. Suddenly i am not able to forward message to broadcast list in whats app. Please suggest.
1. I reinstalled the whats app, 2. cleared all the old sharing in the BC list.
Still not able to forward