WhatsApp for Windows Phone Now Opens Faster, Allows Captions to Photos/Videos
WhatsApp has millions of users across the entire world, with many of them using Windows Phone, as well. However, when compared to Android and iOS version, the official client aimed at Windows Phone users lacks many features and options.
Overall, this results in a worse experience for Windows Phone users, and this is something that WhatsApp definitely needs to resolve, because there are so many other messaging apps that users could flock to.
And what easier way to do this than through frequent updates. We’ve seen a good deal of updates being rolled out recently, but this one has to be the biggest one, if we take into consideration how important these new features seem to be.
First of all, the app now opens faster, as there has been some consistent work done by the team behind the curtains to make this happen. The latest version of the app also gets the Share Location features which allows users to drop and drag pins and share a precise location quite easily.
Media enhancements have been deployed as well, and it’s now possible to add captions to photos and videos, as well as crop and rotate photos. Improvements have been rolled out to chats and groups, as well, and there’s now the option to archive them for later access. Also, each chat or group can now have its own background, which improves the personalization aspect.
WhatsApp for Windows Phone now comes with better support for phones with high-resolution screens, so if you have one of those huge screen Nokia Lumia smartphones, then you’re in luck.
The current version of WhatsApp will work for Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5 devices, as well, in 34 languages. WhatsApp is one of the most downloaded mobile applications and proof to that is the number of more than 600 million users that have been said to be using the app at the end of August.
As a reminder, Facebook paid $19 billion to buy it, an amount that is still making many rise eyebrows, but the acquisitions isn’t that crazy, if we take into account that WhatsApp is the number 1 threat for carriers.