WhatsApp on Windows Phone is finally updated with new features and more importantly fixes for the bugs. The app on Windows Phone was never upto the mark compared to Android and iOS versions, users complained a lot about the same. It is buggy with lot of issues and never really provided good user experience. The latest update seems to fix lot of issues users had previously.
With the new update users can finally make calls inside the app and it now allows you to play music in the background, now takes advantage of the Windows Phone background agent. The update also brings proper Emoji. The notification issues have been fixes. The images appear larger now. Fast resume feature allows to go to message when app is open and when you click on a notification.
If you are a users of WhatsApp on Windows Phone, this is a huge update and probably the one you are waiting for. The update is available to both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5. Download WhatsApp for WP
Here is the list of changes in this version:
- 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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Via WP Central