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WhatsApp for Windows Phone updated again; bugs being squished, things getting better

WhatsApp Windows Phone

It seemed like just two days ago we were telling you about version 2.10.506 of WhatsApp for Windows Phone with presumably more bug fixes and tweaks. Well, another day and another update as version 2.10.523 is now out, once again with no changelog.

That means they’re still optimized the code to improve reliability and for some of you who are still having problems, you’ll want to grab this update ASAP.

We can say that the beta for the app is still going strong as well, meaning this is still an “in the works” project. But like the Windows Phone Facebook team, the beta features and improvements seem to roll out to the public within days and not weeks or months—a nice change in strategy.

Pick up version 2.10.523 of WhatsApp for Windows Phone here in the Store. Thanks, Dennis A. and TYSON, for the tips!

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WhatsApp for Windows Phone updated again; bugs being squished, things getting better

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I'm still wondering how they do this. They seem to be submitting updates before they are released (or have a very short checking period).
I hope that they don't have the same approach as last time. Lots of updates in 2 weeks and almost none in the 6 months that follow.
Not that i mind those updates, but it seems to me that they don't really test very well

Still behind on ios/android features and extremely annoying that you cant send existing videos or use the ffc. Much better than before....long way to go

Developers do not have access to your video library. That's why we can't upload to Vimeo, YouTube or any other app.

The front camera should be fixed by WhatsApp, though.

 

The one guy that writes the code for WP decided to take his vacation so he didn't have time to finish the OS.

Also, unlimited SMS does jack if you're texting someone 3K miles away in a different country. Or want to send them a pic. Or video.

i feel like if your argument or comment is strong enough, you don't need to worry about grammar on an online blog where the writers themselves play fast and loose with it.

I use it every day to comunicate with my family overseas. Also use it a lot when I travel outside US.

No, not everyone has unlimited messaging. Gives you the ability to text much like iMessage when a cellular connection isn't present. Also, for those of us with friends overseas, it gives us a cost effective way of texting them.

Not everyone has unlimited. I do. But this app comes handy for international texts. You could just send emails but the threads get clumsy after a while

I guess you don't have friends/relatives abroad, don't travel and don't message groups of people

EDIT: There's always one who gets personal! I posted a comment that people didn't like! The shock! The horror! Strike me down with lightning bolts ffs

I have unlimited messaging, but still use this more than text messaging. Its a better experience. It's good to be able to see when friends are online, last seen or if they are typing. Group messaging is also great, so is knowing if your messages have been delivered

SMS doesn't support actual group chat, sending videos, sharing locations etc. You have never used it, I guess

Correct, in The Netherlands I pay 1 EURO for 25 text messages!!
 
BTW WhatsApp has much more features then text! Love the groups!

When u think about how limited wp8 is, makes u wonder... So how bad was wp7.5? Microsoft need to get their act together, thank God for Nokia

* Fix issue where users on some networks are stuck at the phone number entry screen.
* Miscellaneous bug fixes.

What we need ASAP is a choice to remove that freaking vibration when someone msgs you. I was in two group chats and one personal chat. Vibrations killed my phone in 35 mins!!

Nope! Even if you have vibration off and phone silent, a new msg while inside whatsapp will vibrate the phone without fail

Open the group chat. Hit '...' then 'Group info' and the option to mute over different periods is there. Not sure if you can do for personal chats though?

I got a 820 and I received the update a few minutes ago, but still came with the same error and says I have to reboot my phone. Not good

Yes, me too. Sometimes it (2.10.523) is still shows connectivity error: "WhatsApp has detected an issue with your device's push notification system. Please reboot your device."
I think they still need to fix this bug
 
Lumia 520

But I'm on WP8... It stopped using the music API two updates ago and started it using it again after the following update. Anyway, I just uninstalled it and reinstalled it again and now it's not using the music API anymore. Hope it stays that way.

It's not auto-saving incoming pictures any more even though that setting is still active. Anybody else noticed that?

Whatsapp is really stable on my HTC 8X on GDR2 now. Was already stable before these updates (both whatsapp and GDR2).

Can't believe there's still no option to turn off notifications completely; or at least have the option to limit notification times, both of which I can do in Line. Still a long ways to go with this

I cant load the earlier message. Nothing happens when i scrolled up in a conversation. Anybody else notice this?