Whatsapp For WP8 On The Way; 6X Faster + New Emojii To Come

| December 7, 2012 | 14 Replies

Recently the Wp8 version of Whatsapp was pulled from the WP marketplace, leaving users a bit distraught; as Whatsapp has become a standard for messaging in most countries without unlimited texting plans. Therefore one of the folks at welovewp.hk emailed the developers team asking for an update, with which the replied that:

The new update should be 6x faster than the previous version. The new emojii ser will be available in an upcoming update, I’m sorry that we don’t have it yet.

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Hopefully the newer version of whatsapp will live up to this 6x faster, since unfortunately the WP7 version still has a couple bugs, mainly the slow launch times. Also mentioned was the background Audio API which allows Whatsapp to stay connected to the WiFi when the screen is locked, although it is annoying it does serve a purpose to those without push notifications; and will stay included until Microsoft fixes this themselves.

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  • Muerte

    Great news! Just today, we tried to download Whatsapp for my friend’s ferrari red 920, and it was missing. So he was a bit disappointed, but this clarifies the situation!

  • Maybe

    How about on the WP7?

  • Johnny Tremaine

    But, but, but….I thought *all* apps for WP7, automatically work on WP8.
    LMAO, what a joke.

    • Glavata

      You can get the WP7 version if you go to the whatsapp website. It’s just pulled from WP8 store :\

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  • anon2

    whatever will android fanboys bitch about now ???

    • DroidRage

      They are sheeps anyway, which will still bitch

  • JGrove303

    So, Whatsapp is pretty useless for most Americans, or what? I had wondered what all the holla was over this app. Just an im-to-txt over data?

    • L920Y

      Actually it’s not even… it’s just jabber XMMP messaging wrapped up, messages over data, images left unencrypted & public on servers… etc.. but seems like everyone using it… and noobs think whatsapp invented internet based messaging.

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  • Jansen

    Hi,
    I’ve recently bought a Lumia 920 and downloaded whatsapp. I can’t send any video’s i’ve recently recorded of any video someone had sent me. Does anyone have this problem or know how to fix this. Cheers!