New WhatsApp for Windows Phone

After two weeks of cursing from what not parts of the world, WhatsApp has finally returned to Windows Phone Store. This means whatever technical issue that WhatsApp team came across has now been fixed in closed working with Microsoft team. Along with this fixing comes many new features in the form of Chat Backgrounds, Custom tone for notifications, Control over media (image, video & audio) downloads and Privacy features in this latest update of WhatsApp.

However, the way WhatsApp handled this situation is what needs a look in to. While there were official communications floating around, no timelines were made available which created heavy frustration among users especially those who by chance uninstalled WhatsApp or bought Lumia devices.

Past is past .. Go ahead & enjoy the fresh version of WhatsApp on your Windows Phone

Type – Free
Size – 17 MB
Version – 2.11.490.0
Works with WP8 & WP8.1 (All devices)
Publisher – WhatsApp Inc.

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