WhatsApp for Windows Phone finally gets video recording & more
Just as Kik gets an update so does the popular alternative WhatsApp which has now surpassed the former in features. Hitting version 1.8 the WhatsApp team is slowly but steadily adding many new features to the app on Windows Phone and version 1.8 will make many happy.
For one, it finally brings video recording and sharing to the table. Hit the video record button, make a video and off it goes to your contact. Pretty seamless and it should be a big hit for those who want such a feature. Other notable changes include:
- Enhanced location support
- Set group icon with web search
- Abe to block contacts and manipulate block list
- More accurate "last seen" time
- Other bug fixes
Quite a huge update when you think about it, so kudos to the WhatsApp team for the continued development and support. You can pick up WhatsApp here in the Marketplace for free.
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I like the fact they are constantly updating it like other platforms, though.
The Icon is ugly tho and the UI lags, better speed would be welcomed.
The Android version is a dream to use compared to ours (albeit I like the look of the WP app a lot more).
What's this Kik everybody is talking about? I need to check that out. May switch if it's faster.
Too bad all my friends use WhatsApp. :(
An iphone whatsapp feature I would love is the ability up export your messages
I've sent things to the wrong people so many times now its rediculous. Most of the time I'm just trying to scroll the contact list but it "taps" somebody and boom there goes the picture lol.
I know you can open whatsapp first, then open the chat for the contact, then take a picture and send a text separately but how inconvenient is that?
I'm glad they are working on updating it so hopefully they address these things.
If What'sApp are listening it is also an ugly UI.