While almost every other day, I post about the growing Windows Phone app ecosystem in India (and get jealous rants from folks here from Brazil), the growth is rubbing on the global players as well.

In its latest update, WhatsApp has added support for Hindi language. Hindi, along with English, is the official language of India. Globally, behind Mandarin, Spanish, and English, Hindi is the fourth most widely spoken language.


WhatsApp has stepped on the gas in the past few months with continuous progressive updates. Within the month of December 2013, version 2.11.340 added the ability to send pre-recorded videos and multiple images, and was followed with version 2.11.344 that included few bug fixes.

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The latest update – version 2.11.350 – adds the support for Hindi, which makes WhatsApp available in 32 languages now, and some under-the-hood bug fixes. The faster update cycle is awesome, especially for an almost ubiquitous app.

If you’ve set up your Windows Phone with Hindi language, go ahead and update WhatsApp from the Windows Phone Store. Or like me, just give it a spin and enjoy some gup-shup!

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Thanks Vasu for the tip!