WhatsApp for Windows Phone has finally updated
There hasn’t been a single day over the past few months where you folks haven't asked about the status of WhatsApp. We don’t blame you, it’s a popular app that’s been lagging in the development department for Windows Phone. It has also been since early April that we saw the beta of WhatsApp. Well, hit up the Windows Phone Store, search for WhatsApp and hit update. Today is the day.
If you bring your WhatsApp app up to version 2.10.488.0 you’ll be met by some of those features from the beta we highlighted in the past. Most notably:
- Initiate voice calls from within the app
- Background API allows you to play music
- New smileys
- Fixed notifications for users
- Users can now see smileys on the double wide tile
- Fast resume (If the app is open and you click on the incoming notification it opens as fast as on Android)
- On start-up, it now asks if you want to back up your chat history. You can also do this through settings.
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So, update and tell us what you think of those features. Is this what you want in a WhatsApp app for Windows Phone? Any features missing you still want? Sound off below!
You can grab WhatsApp for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8. Head to the Store to get it, use the QR code below, or swipe to the right in our app.
Thanks for the tip @Dev_Rupani!
PS. Now can you please stop asking us about WhatsApp :p
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I also noticed that when I go to my phone settings -> applications -> background tasks, WhatsApp was enabled to run in the background. I blocked it. Not sure what it was for. Even when it is blocked, I am (as expected) able to receive notifications when I receive a message. Wonder what additional capability allowing it to run in the background adds.
Another thing I noticed: You can now set your "detailed status" on your lockscreen to be Whatsapp. Yay!!!
Does this mean it might just last a while longer because whatsapp is not always draining my resources? :D
so that isn't happening until MS decides to change the access terms..
Android is an exception, but everything is open in Android. Even the security holes.
On iOs, I can easily send previously recorded videos of course.
So, MS is alone with this stupid limitation...
actually not that hungry for such features, but frequent updates on other OS makes us wait for them :|
I think WhatsApp is going to become my favorite app again :D
Anyways, Kik was the alternative for a bad Whatsapp. Now that its working again, i see no reason to stay with Kik as most of my friend still use Whatsapp
well, this notice has been added now...!
it's very good
Is anyone else experiencing this?
DOUBLE UPDATE IN ONE DAY ***faints**
cant open the whatsapp, neither the system settings, or contact hub.
some other apps was able to open right.
while on this situation any whatsapp message was received and neither notified by whatsapp.
after rdevice restart i got all the messages.
this happened on wifi
and o 3g with Wifi enabled but not connected.
i have more or lest 3 gourps with average 12 people on each one.
and 6 uni person chats
i think is due to the battery saver beeing always active. that was my case.
I disabled the battery saver fonction and the issue seems to be gone. i Will try again to enable the battery saver, BUT if we cant no more use the battery saver permanently, it's really sucks...
I went to update my mother's 8X and it kept failing on updating. So I uninstalled and clean installed it. My free storage went up 1.1GB! My Other usage is still the same size, so it wasn't causing that to baloon, it was just using a lot itself it seems.
the more opened chats you have, the more cache memory you will use,
just keep you chat history clean by deleting the conversations, periodically. I have also a Lumia 920 since febrary and i dont have the issue, but i noticed that removing the chats also decreases the amount of memory used by whatsapp
When I opened the app and then closed it by pressing the back, it shows 'whatsapp has detected an issue with your push notification system, please reboot, but nothing is happening after I reboot. I'm not getting push notifications too
Anyone else having this problem?
Lets see if the lag time was corrected ... and the sync time between a notification and the actual message appering in the conversation... certain times it took a while to appear ....
Happy week end to all.....!!!!
Happy times are here to stay :)
And if I'm not opening the WhatsApp app I don't get new massages This is very annoying the whole idea with IM is instant.
Store version says 2.10.491.0 Updated 12-07-2013...
Please update the news... ;)
This happens when I exit WhatsApp by pressing the Start button while on a chat screen and receive a message from the same contact.
Notifications/messages only 10-15 minutes after someone send it to me... Earlier only if I open Whatsapp... =/
disappointed yet again
Anyone know a hack?
the new features include a button for voice call (wil use the mobile carrier services)
You can now share voice files, location, video, music.
in all the update has improved the overall whatsapp performance.
Also, the contact photos take a second to load after the app opens.
..whatsapp ... what is happening????
already uninstalled-installed-... but the problem still exist sometime
finally working after sometime.
Tried a reinstall?
FYI im Lumia 720 user.
Few times a day i get the Warning that I should reboot my phone because there is something wrong with my notification system. after you open the app few times it dissapears(even without restart) but in the meantime toast notifications are dead! hope they fix that bug quickly. I refuse to restart my phone 10 times a day, and I use whatsapp a lot!
HTC 8S user
- Sending videos from the video library
- Integration with people hub (as in send a whatsapp message like we can to facebook, skyp and sms)
- Maybe some sky-drive integration like backing up messages and media from whatsapp to the cloud in order to save space from budget devices with on 8gb of internal memory Regards
I'm receiving notifications/messages 10-15 minutes after someone send to me. This happens since the last version, didn't change with the update...
Or I receive when I open whatsapp... =(
Anyone can help me or having the same issue?