WhatsApp and Updated Facebook Hit Windows Phone Store
Microsoft today announced that the popular WhatsApp cross-platform messaging client is available for the first time to Windows Phone 8 devices in the Windows Phone Store. It can be used to send instant messages to other WhatsApp users for free. Additionally, the official Facebook app for Windows Phone has been updated. The update mainly fixes bugs, but also boosts performance of the app significantly. Both are free downloads from the Windows Phone Store, though WhatsApp charges 99 cents to use after the first year.
WhatsApp Adds Fun Camera Tools to Messaging App
Facebook-owned WhatsApp this week rolled out new features to its messaging application. Specifically, users can now write or draw on photos and videos, as well as add emoji to posts to give them character.
WhatsApp Says What's Up to Global Video Chats
WhatsApp today announced that it is enabling video calls for all users around the world. Video calling is being added to the Android, iOS, and Windows phone mobile apps over the coming days.
WhatsApp Web Reaches iOS; Windows Phone App Updated
WhatsApp has extended its WhatsApp Web functionality to iOS devices. It previously only supported Android, BlackBerry, and Windows handsets.
WhatsApp Secures Messages with End-to-End Encryption
WhatsApp today updated its service with full end-to-end encryption. Now, the latest version of the app protects calls, messages, photos, videos, files, and voice messages by default.
WhatsApp Ending Support for Blackberry and Symbian OSes
WhatsApp plans to cease supporting a handful of older mobile operating systems by the end of the year. WhatsApp will stop working on devices running Android 2.1 and 2.2; all BlackBerry OSes, including BlackBerry 10; Nokia's S40 and Symbian S60 platforms; and Windows Phone 7.1.