WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets a long needed update

WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets a long needed update
WhatsApp is one of, if not the, most popular instant messaging platform available across most smartphone ecosystems. That is part of its allure since you can chat with anyone individually, or in groups, regardless of what kind of equipment they are using.

Another great feature about WhatsApp is the companies refusal to sell advertisements, part of the legacy the company’s founders from their experiences selling ads for Yahoo! back in the day. The trade off is a mere $0.99 for a yearlong subscription on some devices.

WhatsApp for Windows Phone received a pretty big update today, and not a moment too soon. The change log tells the story best:

  • 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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That sums everything up. Direct your Windows Phone to the source link below to get your update.

source: WhatsApp (Windows Phone Store) via WPCentral

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