WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets another minor update today
Looks like the folks behind WhatsApp, the super popular messaging app, aren’t resting on their laurels anymore.
Last week we saw the long-anticipated “overhaul” update, which added fast resume, ditched the music streaming API (for Windows Phone 8) and even added a few features. Within hours, a second update rolled out for some, which seemingly fixed a few bugs here and there.
Now, version 2.10.506 is live in the Store, ready for your updating. Unfortunately, no change log has been released, so we’ll just have to assume this has improved up on notifications and fixes some other lingering issues. For what it’s worth, the WhatsApp developers are continually updating the beta version of the app, meaning this is still a “work in progress”. That’s okay by us, so long as things continue to improve.
How's the update been treating you? Sound off in comments and leave feedback for the developers!
Pick up WhatsApp for Windows Phone here in the Store. Via: Plaffo
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im sure one line of changelog is harmless.
1. Unpin store tile.
2. Clear explorer cache.
3. Soft reset phone.
4. You may need to set up the time when the phone restarts.
5. Pin back the store tile and wait for about 24 hours.
Your mileage may vary.
Search manually through the store to find an update for one of the apps you have installed, but don't install it.
Exit to the Start screen and look at your store live tile (should be showing "1" for the update you manually found)
Unpin the store tile
Settings --> Applications --> Internet Explorer. Delete History
Exit to the Start screen
Soft Reset (Press and hold Volume and On/Off button until phone resets)
Settings --> Date + Time (set your date and time)
Exit to start screen
Power Off (hold power button and swipe down when prompted)
Pin your Store tile to the Start screen Following that procedure, my tile updated immediately with several update notifications. Best of luck
what if the store has a way of notifiing us, but we keep interrupting it by getting the news from WPC first, and manually updating apps??
i even sent a mail to the whatsapp support team, but they apparently didn't even read my mail, and responded to something totally different. (this was after i replied to the automated reply they send to every query by looking for keywords in the text.)
if anyone reading this is in touch with the whatsapp team (through the beta programme or otherwise), please ask them to give an option to switch off audio api for those wp7 users who don't need it, and want more battery life instead..
As I say, I'm aware that's a weird comment :)
feels good to know i got a "bro" out there.. :D
The whatsapp for windows phone is clearly the worst, considering IOS and Android.
Now the BIGGER problem is the fact that whatsapp is forcing my lumia 720 to restart. Sometimes my phone is getting frozen also.
I tried viber and BBM voice on same wifi connection and somehow BBM voice seemed to be more reliable and clearer. Plus point from viber is it can do VoIP call through 3G/data, whereas BBM Voice only WiFi.
Thanks for posting this. It helps those of us who want to get the updates without waiting for the Store notifications. I like these types of blog posts and find them helpful.
1) The app exited everytime I was scrolling through old messages in group chats
2) My home screen tiles, bar 3-4 used to freeze (not respond) at all, after a while, requiring me to do a hard reset every time this used to happen.
3) Even when I disabled Battery Saver option, I seldom got notifications in real-time.
I was hoping the latest minor update would address these issues, but I read from the reviews even more reports of the problems that I have mentioned. In spite of that, I re-installed WhatsApp, and the issues still persist. SO, I am uninstalling it again till I hear better news.
I just installed this new Whatsapp update (after installing the major update last week) and within a 4 hours, I suddenly had 21 updates waiting to install! I'm interested to find out if thats sorted it forever or not but have to wait for a new update before I can be sure.
Anyone else find this?