Major Update for WP Whatsapp; Brings Chat Backups, Brodacasts, Wide Live tile and Lockscreen Notifications and Much More

| February 21, 2013 | 40 Replies

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Whatsapp for WP8 (possibly Wp7 too?- I’ve loaded my 900 to a friend so no way of checking Thanks to our readers we cna confirm this update is available for WP7 as well; but some features such as lockscreen notifications probably won’t be available); has just received a pretty nifty update. The new version 2.9.2 brings some long awaited features that have been available on other OSes from quite some time. Mainly the ability to broadcast chat messages, Backup chat history and “enter to send” option as well as the long awaited lock screen notifications. The live tile also now supports the Double wide view that takes the full width of the screen; and the icon changes to match your phone’s theme color.

I’ve also noticed a new sharing feature which uses a much nicer Metro UI to get you your options; plus you can send Screenshots now!

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After updating the app claimed to be “Optimizing chat storage” which should hopefully fix the long wait times for resuming/booting the app.

Grab the App from here: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/whatsapp/218a0ebb-1585-4c7e-a9ec-054cf4569a79

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Thanks for the tip AKA_P

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