Video confirms some of the new features coming to WhatsApp

Video confirms some of the new features coming to WhatsApp
All eyes have been on WhatsApp following Facebook's proposed acquisition of the messaging app for $19 billion. The Windows Phone version of WhatsApp is in the process of being beta tested prior to an update that will eventually hit the Windows Phone Store. According to a video out of Brazil that shows some of the new features of the update, Windows Phone users of the app will have chat backgrounds, custom notification sounds, privacy controls and other new features.

The video shows how different alarms can be set for individual or group conversations and how individuals on your contacts list can each have their own background. Just the other day, we touched upon some of these new features and showed you some screenshots related to the update. Now you can see some of them in action on this video.

There still is no word on when the update will make it out of the private beta it is in, but there are some who expect to see the update taking place imminently, which would obviously be good news for Windows Phone users.

source: RennerSantana, WPMania (translated) via WMPoweruser



1. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

3 seconds to open the whatsapp app? talking about how fast is WP.

3. clodderes

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

and in other platform? do you have any idea how long it takes to launch the apps?

4. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

on my note 3 it takes less than half a second, same as the lg g2 and note 2 my wife had before. It is not like it is a 2gb HD game!

5. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Lol, first of all, i don't hate the platform you're using, weither that is iOS or Android or Blackberry 10 or whatever. But before posting something like that you should keep in mind that that is a Lumia 820 right there, with the old Snapdragon S4 Soc. The Note 3, the Note 2 and the LG G2 comes with HIGH END specs. You should know that the Snapdragon S4 isn't a high end Soc. Whatsapp is just lazy to write good code for the platform. Back in those days of the S4 previous year my 920, and yeah it comes with the same specs as the 820 except a higher resolution screen etc, it loaded Facebook 'Beta' faster then the S4 of my father. Yes i am a Windows Phone fanboy, and again, i don't hate other OS's, just stop the typical fanboyism. I hate to see every time negative comments about this, about that. I'm sure you are a full grown man/women, just don't act like a child who says this is better and can't agree that other things are good too! Peace

6. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

The reason is due to wp's multitasking processes. In android when u press the home button the app doesnt close and runs in the background and when u click on the app again it resumes immediately unlike windows phone (8.1 will bring the feature of apps running in backgrnd like android). So as a result the app loads all the data it has saved in the storage (chats, pics etc) and that is why it takes so long to load. Wp 8.1 is reported to change the way apps interact, so we may be able to see apps load faster now.

10. wildhammer

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2014


9. farlaks

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

i don't understand why people criticize tech growth, let it grow and mature options/competition is always better for the consumer end.

2. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

wa performance still hasnt imprvd, takes a bit while to load.. i used to have a wp handset

7. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

It's 2014 I think it's ridiculous to still be waiting for basic features like real multitasking

8. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Well Credo it took a second on my Galaxy Ace.... And half a sec on my Note 2

11. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Don't talk crap my colleague has a Ace and 90% of the time it takes longer than the half a sec you talking about. Plus why do you think its still called whatsapp beta??? stop being a biased troll or stop being stupid!

15. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

You ignorant moron.. he said 1 sec on ACE You stop being idiotic and learn to read

12. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

WP is hell !

13. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Hey dummy am the one holding my phone and i said a second... not half a second.... You are the troll here, stop being a hater. Howlong has he had the phone by the way

14. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Mine since December 22...

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