New WhatsApp beta update for Windows Phone devices introduces live location and 'heart' notification for stickers

For all those still using a Windows Phone, there appears to be some good news from WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has submitted a new beta update for Windows devices, taking the version to 2.18.24.

A 3D printed Whatsapp logo. Reuters

A 3D printed Whatsapp logo. Reuters

WABetainfo spotted this update and reported that you will now receive a heart-shaped icon in your notification as soon as you get a sticker. The other major update is that WhatsApp will finally be introducing the live locations feature in Windows Phone. This feature was earlier introduced in Android and iOS around a year back.

Another thing mentioned in the report is the fact that the Stickers feature has not been enabled as of yet. The feature is going to be enabled in the future remotely via an OTA. Apart from this, there appear to be no major changes present in the new update.

In more WhatsApp news the company is going to launch its “full feature” inter-bank money transfer service in India. Four banks will join United Payments Interface (UPI) — which powers the payments service — for WhatsApp, NPCI said. At present, India’s third-biggest lender, ICICI Bank, processes the fund transfers on WhatsApp, the application shows.

With inputs from Reuters

Published Date: Feb 19, 2018 23:38 PM | Updated Date: Feb 19, 2018 23:38 PM