WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8 updated at last

WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8 updated at last

WhatsApp is one of the worlds most popular apps for messaging over data networks, yet the Windows Phone 8 version has been lacking, and a little flaky recently. Luckily it’s now had an update to address all of that.

I message via WhatsApp on a daily basis, without fail, but sometimes it’s a pain to use on Windows Phone: background updates fail sparodicly, music streaming stops sometimes, and as for the smilies that look like they’ve been drawn by a five year old, well they don’t translate very well to the polished emoticons they are meant to refer to (hands up who’s sent an angry face when you meant a grin!).

The latest update being rolled out as we speak is said to address all of these issues, and I’ve certainly not been able to break it. There is also a feature to call contacts from within the app. Oh, and the smilies make me :)

Does this bring the app up to the standard of its Android counterpart? I’m withholding judgement on that one for now.

WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8 updated at last

Go grab yourself a copy of the latest version of WhatsApp from here and see for yourself.

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  • Viral Gala

    Hey, whats your view on update ? Is it at par with Android/iOS couterpart ?

  • Not quite – its a massive improvement, but it’s hampered by the stability of the push notification system in Windows Phone, which is a bit, er, flaky! At least it now warns you when there’s an issue though (you get a “push notification system error, please reboot” message now).
    But its a huge improvement and nearly there – the final bit probably beyond WhatsApps control though, and is up to Microsoft to improve the underlying notifications system.