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WhatsApp Update Download Available for Windows Phone

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It’s no secret that WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps in the entire world. During the last few years, the app gathered quite an impressive fan base from all corners of the globe and across multiple platforms, devices and operating systems. Today we’re discussing the new WhatsApp update that recently came to Windows Phones. Let’s see what it brought new.

What’s New

First and foremost, it needs to be noted that the update consists in several new features and tweaks that were already present in the beta testing version of the app. Now, version 2.17.204.0 has brought along new options to regular users that developers already had the occasion to try out in the beta version.

One of the new features is the option to share a live location update with your contacts for a limited amount of time. This is already available in the Facebook Messenger app, and seeing that Facebook is the parent company of WhatsApp now, it’s only natural for them to implement these features across the board in all their subsidiaries. And, on top of this new feature, you can now also pin a chat to the very top of the chat list, just like you would do with an important post on Facebook.

This new pin feature allows you to keep an important chat always on hand and make it incredibly easy to access at all times. In this way, you will never lose track of an important conversation. The third and final new feature that WhatsApp now has on the Windows Phone is video preview. The video preview feature allows you to view a video while it’s downloading. You no longer have to wait for the download to be completed to watch the contents of a video.