WhatsApp picks up another enhancing update today

If you're a big fan of WhatsApp, you'll want to head into the Windows Phone Store to go grab version 2.11.500, which just went live a few minutes ago. Like the previous update, this one does not deliver any new features exactly, but rather gains "various enhancements and bug fixes". In other words, this is some cleanup after the big update a few weeks ago.

Indeed, we've heard a few of you complain about image attachments being of lower resolution and some other oddities, so hopefully this latest patch addresses those.

Let us know in comments if 500 fixed your problems, so others can benefit it as well. Grab WhatsApp 2.11.500 here from the Store.

Update: Since we first published, the version number has changed from .500 to .504. We're not sure how that happened so fast, but the changelog is the same. Currently, the beta is at .502, so the public and beta seem to be leapfrogging each other

Thanks, Félix C., for the tip!

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Prince#WP says:

This is truly my most used app

QilleRz says:

True. This is where all my chats are centralized.

Mohit Jain4 says:

Just now version 504 has been released, it updated again guys

IceDree says:

Just saw your tweet about it, lol !

alexxinozgz says:

Sound noise fixed??

crise says:

Still there:/

Bryan Suazo says:

Seems faster (troll)

Now I can die Peacefully... Because my fellow WP users get Good whatsapp :)

Pasch Joe says:

then die right now!! lol


ebk14 says:

Sorry its soooo unrelated but how did you get your twitter icon transparent? I don't see where to change it under the options in the app

ebk14 says:

Or are you using an alternative app to make that transparent tile..

Yes. You need Transparency Tiles.

Duduosf says:

Probably using Transparency Tiles. I use that, as well.

edwardtkl says:

You have to be windows phone 8.1 to have a transparent whatsapp tile

Suhasa Su says:

WhatsApp tile was transparent in WP 8 itself.

Lumio says:

Transparent tiles is an unique characteristic of WP8.1.

twelvetudors says:

Is there still no option to turn off automatic save of media?

Duduosf says:

Yes. Settings > chat settings > media auto-download...

Daniel2099 says:

No that's something different.
You (sadly) can't turn off auto-save ;C
Although I don't know if the images shown in the "Whatsapp" folder in the pictures hub are really saved,and take up equal space as "normal" pictures... Does anybody know?

DreadVenom says:

Omfg, I thought the image resolution issue was my phone. Thank goodness I know its whatsapp now ;)

cenit says:

I cannot find how to check network status anymore, in this new version (2.11.x). Any hint?

Sadly no, but If your connection is off then you're unable do open Privacy Settings. That's how I check my network now.

Beatmaster says:

Image resolution problem is fixed in this release. Works like before the last update.

Turanga06 says:

You're welcome Daniel :D

powerd says:

This wallpaper o.O is amazing... Please post a link :)

Games Goblin says:

This type of wallpaper can be created using the app 'Poly Screen'

raiinman says:

Still no access to One Drive to attach photos / videos.

raiinman says:

My pics are being saved on folder named "other" instead of "WhatsApp" folder

nufcfanatic says:

That is because you are using 8.1, are you? The images are still saved in sd card > pictures > whatsapp, you can check it of file manager. The phone group it into other pictures if they are not from camera roll, screen shots or saved pictures.

Daniel2099 says:

I hope Whatsapp will soon offer full integration with WP8.1 (eg. showing Whatsapp under "Connect" in the people hub and showing a Whatsapp folder in pictures hub).

Frans Marx says:

I second that motion

irsyadhhs says:

When Whatsapp hits version 3?

salmanahmad says:

Still no fix for the performance issues. Whenever I scroll too fast the messages in the conversation disappear.

diftor says:

Thank Silverlight for WP performance issues

Daniel2099 says:

Isn't that fixed in WP8.1? At least if an app is completely build for WP8.1. I'm not sure, but I think they don't use Silverlight anymore.

Velayutham says:

Now I am seeing .504 version.. Update followed update?

500 is not even in the history: its 2.11.490 and than 2.11.504

It's .504 here.

I just want to select my own notificationsound. Still have to wait until 8.1

Jupast says:

I assume you mean beyond the small selection it currently offers.

What i'd like is per Contact Custom Tones, or for it to pull those from the Users Address Book.

Shimoner01 says:

Hasn't fixed issue in 8.1 with information on double-wide tile not clearing after checking the message/notification.

So, there were 2 updates. I installed both.

AV2RY says:

Shut down the static noise and I'll give 100pts, right now only 99pts. I don't have any problem with it and since last big update didnt have any)

I am not able to update .504 as its downloading and starts the installation process and then stops in between saying " attention required "

RobinPaul says:

Where can i download that wallpaper???

Games Goblin says:

It's generated by the app 'Poly Screen'

Ilham Aiman says:

Wth...i can't install it

i hope whatsapp better since brought by facebook . i cant wait what next feature in wa

sagar_23 says:

One visible change, again WhatsApp is 17mb now.

riteshpande says:

Last update was of 16 mb and the first major update was of 17 mb

rubenwidjaja says:

Wow now they update very frequently

ortizang says:

I wanna be able to send mp3 just like in android.

Games Goblin says:

Rename your mp3 files extension to .mp4 using any file manager. Now you can send it through WhatsApp. I have not tried it but many others have reported success with this method.

AV2RY says:

Works. Did it few times

Daniel2099 says:

Even iOS doesn't has (and I think never had) this option!

yunchikan says:

nice. it finally fixed the issue with my 1020 where whatsapp will send a super super super small version of a pic i took from the camera roll. great :D

camo8723 says:

Great news. I'd like to ask what's the name of the calendar app? Is it the dafault from 8.1?


camo8723 says:

Thanks I will try it.

camo8723 says:

Thanks I will try it too.

acme87 says:

Guys can i attach mp3 files?

josonjoy1986 says:

Just rename the extension to .mp4 and you are good to go.

ajcletus500 says:

u mean sheare it from the file manager itself??


A second update just got released yet again. 211.504.0

Good to see Whatsapp providing frequent updates to WP. Keep going Whatsapp ! Start working with MS to allow sending mp3 format.

Robin Paddu says:

Thankxx..... well I m on it!!! 

itzkavin says:

Not available in India yet.. Still at 494.. Meanwhile Adobe reader got a small update without any changelig..

dedracer says:

OMG WhatsApp restored their ratings! Now is only 9000! And 3.9.

adamszeto says:

Some contract in contract list is sometime shown, but sometime disappeared...

The only feature many of my friends and I are waiting for is the ability to send/save audio files.

Now, I know the work around by renaming to .mp4 but

1. Its troublesome

2. I still can't save the files sent by someone else.

So please whatsapp team; bring it on!

Daniel, if you have any idea by when should we get this feature please let me know and also, when is BBM coming on WP? Seems like ages!


VahIIK says:

How to make a background like in the picture? 

kellaz says:

Seems faster...  JK...

Well another update has just come up 2.11.504
Haven't noticed anything new though.

tmjwid says:

Still making us remove our datasense limit for us to use this app. Not a chance I'm near my limit and I'm keeping it on. Good job I don't use whatsapp but for people who do this is a killer problem.

danielgray says:

I don't have this issue. Have mine set to 3000mb

sirozan says:

Exactly my problem. Set mine to 300mb and whatsapp just refuses to open. No matter if there's plenty of data left or even if I've already passed the limit...

Aashish13 says:

Now we just need ability to attach documents properly through Microsoft Office

romeop says:

i switched to Telegram, bye bye Whatsapp

mohitgreat says:

Is their noise from speakers when you open whatsapp? Is it bug or what ?

with this update, You can't send audio files now

Winnabe says:

Dont know what has happened after the update. But audio media files sent/received via Whatsapp no longer play under the lock from inside the app. Anybody can help me out here - I've tries a soft reset...it worked for a while and then stopped again.

BlackGoku says:

Hope battery consumption is reduced.

danmorrissey says:

Has anyone else lost the ability to send files from OneDrive/Facebook now? The external albums have stopped showing up in my Whatsapp when I go to attach a photo etc. 

Other apps still have the ability. Not sure if it's the Whatsapp update or the new 8.1 update for APIs frm last week that've broken it. Anyone? 

for some reason...i cant update my watapp to .504 version..i am running 8.1 currently.while installing it justs cuts off and says attention required.

Yash Chawla says:

Can u plz give ur start screen background of polyscreen.. Plz