Xbox One SmartGlass and WhatsApp Video Optimizer both pick up updates

For those of you who use the Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows Phone,  or who like sending music and videos through WhatsApp, you will want to peep updates for both of those apps going live today.

Xbox One SmartGlass

  • Bug Fixes

Not much in the way of detail for that update, but if you are not a fan of using the beta version of the app, this is the next best thing. Hopefully, it addresses any ongoing issues you may be experiencing.

Download Xbox One SmartGlass for Windows Phone

WhatsApp Video Optimizer

  • Added option to select output type ( Video / Audio Only ) 
  • Added option to remove ads 

About a week ago (February 23), this popular app hit version 1.2 and picked up the ability to send music in addition to videos through WhatsApp. We missed that one, so we'll cover it now. That changelog is more impressive

  • Send music through Whatsapp 
  • Added option to choose output folder 
  • Added option to choose resolution 
  • Added option to choose max filesize (WeChat/Viber/Custom) 
  • Added option to choose video bitrate  
  • Added option to choose audio bitrate 
  • Bug fix (Crash when selecting videos) 

In case you do not know, WhatsApp limits the size of the video you send through the messaging app. As a result, for those who shoot 4K videos on their Lumia Denim PureView cameras run into an issue with sharing. WhatsApp Video Optimizer solves this with presets for reducing the resolution. For instance, my 4K video at 13 seconds came in at 97 MB. This app reduced it to just 14 MB at 640x360 resolution, fitting under the 16 MB WhatsApp restriction.

Overall, WhatsApp Video Optimizer is shaping up to be a beautiful app for casual users. So make sure to give it a spin.

Download WhatsApp Video Optimizer for Windows Phone 8.1 (Free)

Thanks, Darrell S., and Abhishek G., for the tips!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Seems faster! :P
  • Seems optimized
  • Seems utilized
  • Seems Lumia
  • Seems less funny than it was before. (-_-)
  • This apps should renamed as Video Optimizer since it works on multiple chat/social apps.. Love this apps btw... :)
  • Generally, bug fixes are the most dangerous bugs :P
    Just saying.
  • When I read update the 1st thing I do is to update the app then read the article lol (is hard not to do that)
  • I thought it was WhatsApp update :(
  • Bing translator also got an update @wcentral
  • Waiting for inbuilt WhatsApp mp3 support..
  • +1
  • If iOS doesn't have yet. Are you really waiting for this on WP?
  • Idc about iOS..!
  • +1 :p
  • That's not the point. Google it's a shit company that's why you can share mp3 wherever you want. Apple and MS probably will never give that access to the WhatsApp team. Probably.
  • U r right..but i need mp3 sharing for funny audio's n to share call recordings ..not for song's..!
  • Send music though WhatsApp??
  • What's there to get excited about? .. :-/ We can already send Music through WhatsApp using "Sound WhatsApp" App in store ...
  • That was more of a question and not excitement on my part. But anyway thanks for the tip.
  • Sorry.. My bad :)
  • Good to see this kind of applications
  • That little heartattack when you read "WhatsApp" in the title.
  • WhatsApp Updated to Support Voice Calls ;)
  • WhatsApp boo!! ;)
  • It converts audio to video format haha!!
  • What is smart glass
  • Xbox SmartGlass is a companion application for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles that is compatible with Windows 8 devices, Windows RT tablets, Windows Phone (7.5+) smartphones, Windows Server 2012 PCs, iOS (5+) devices and Android (4.0+) smartphones. Xbox One Smartglass allows users to manage television and view game statistics and activities otherwise unavailable on the console. Smartglass can be used to snap applications side-by-side on the Xbox One. Smartglass can be also used to send friend messages on Xbox Live.
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  • Did they say send music through WhatsApp
  • That's the cheating, this application is paid worth 0.99 Dollars