WhatsApp is back in Windows Phone store; gets new features

Around two weeks ago, Microsoft had pulled out WhatsApp from the Windows Phone store, citing reasons like technical issues. Looks like, the problem has been fixed. The WhatsApp app is not only back in store, but also gets some new features. In a tweet, Joe Belfiore announced that WhatsApp is back and working.


The new features in WhatsApp include chat backgrounds, better privacy settings and the ability to customise notification tones. A lot of users had been complaining about the WhatsApp to the developers about serious issues with update 3 for Windows Phone 8 that either caused consistent errors or permanently disabled notifications.


Needless to say, Windows 8.1 is crucial for Microsoft, and the company wanted to ensure that the app doesn’t offer a compromised experience.


While WhatsApp is looking to double its user base to a billion in one year, it has been facing some hiccups in terms of smooth functionality. Just one week before the app was pulled out from the Windows Phone store, it went down for some users. It faced delays in sending messages, some messages were shown as sent but never reached the recipient, and so on.

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