Windows Phone Store sees the return of WhatsApp after a brief hiatus

Matt Hadden (Twitter, Google+)
31st May 2014, 4:20pm

The popular messaging program WhatsApp was removed from the Windows Store for a brief time a couple of weeks ago but it has now returned and has been drastically updated.

The new update fixes a lot of things, brings a slightly changed interface, chat backgrounds and more.

  • Chat backgrounds
  • Broadcast lists
  • Privacy settings (settings > account > privacy)
  • Media auto-download settings (settings > chat settings > media auto-download)
  • Custom notification tones (Windows Phone 8 Update 3 required)
  • Various enhancements and bug fixes

Those of you that are using the 8.1 developer preview will find that you get a warning about unsupported features but it should only appear the once.

I have noticed that the new update has massively improved the speed of the app as well, it doesn't take forever to load images or previously unread message. The stability does seem improved as well, hopefully it doesn't crash the crash the app when trying to catch up on 600+ messages in one conversation now, like it used to do before.

You can grab WhatsApp from the Windows Store.

Thanks, WP Central

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