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Whatsapp for Window Phone Platform was in some desperate need of an update. The app has been notoriously buggy and has left many users feeling disappointed. In what might seem like an act of redemption, a new major update has been rolled out the popular messenger app which brings various fixes and changes.
Key Fixes and Changes
Initiate voice calls from within the app
Background API allows you to play music
Fixed notifications for users
Users can now see smileys on the double wide tile
Double wide tiles now have text on them, rather then just a number, when a notification arrives.
Fast resume- allows users to navigate back to the app from the tile without having to loading the app once again.
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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The update has been getting a lot lot of love-hate reviews from users. Some are saying, there are still a lot of problems that needs to be fixed and there are also reports that the app drains more battery power now. There are also people who think the update is great and solves many issues they have had. After all the app was virtually unusable before. There are also reports that Whatsapp is working on new update for WP platform which could bring new design overhaul and other major fixes. For now you can download the latest version of Whatsapp for WP8 and WP7.5 on Windows Phone Store.