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WhatsApp Messenger for Windows Phone Gets a New Update

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A new version of WhatsApp Messenger for Windows Phone is now available for free downloads from the official Windows Phone Store.

This latest version, which is WhatsApp 2.12.72, comes in with much-awaited voice calling feature for users of this platform.

WhatsApp voice calls are not a new happening in the world of IM. In fact, it is now more than three months since this feature started showing up on select Android devices. During this time, only users of Android 5.0 Lollipop could access this feature, and it was mainly on an invite-only basis. Users who were lucky to receive the feature directly from the company had the chance to spread it around by simply calling another user who had downloaded and installed the latest version of the app.

This moved on until the stable version was launched in the Google Play Store for all users. Later on, it was the turn of the iOS users and for sure, the whole iPhone family is now enjoying this new feature on WhatsApp. It was until about a month ago that the beta testers of WhatsApp for Windows Phone were able to access this feature on their phones. However, there is more good news for this Microsoft-based crew as there is a new WhatsApp 2.12.72 stable version available for download from the official Windows Phone Store.

Improved speed of performance, better voice calls and more bug fixes

The latest version of WhatsApp has caught the eye of many Windows Phone users just because of the speed at which it is executing commands. These improvements in speed are very significant as they’ve made the app feel much faster when being used on any Windows Phone smartphone.

As much as there are other bug fixes and improvements in the performance of the new WhatsApp 2.12.72 for Windows Phone, the major highlight here is the improved quality in WhatsApp voice calling services. It means that users of Lumia smartphones will now start talking to their contacts for free as long as they have installed the latest version of WhatsApp on their phones as well.

WhatsApp is a cross-platform app, and it means that users of the app on Lumia devices can still make free voice calls to users on other platforms like iOS, Android and BlackBerry. Remember, downloading and installing this app is free. However, using it will only remain free for the first one year and after that you will be required to pay a small fee of $0.99 per year.

If you haven’t tried the latest WhatsApp voice calling feature on your Lumia phone, it is a high time you head to the Windows Phone Store and download the latest version of WhatsApp 2.12.72 for free.

Feel free to let us know your experience with the new WhatsApp voice calling feature for Windows Phone in the comments below.