Changelog – Whatsapp update (version 2.10.491.0) for Windows Phone !

Yesterday saw ‘Whatsapp‘ getting two back to back updates for Windows Phone devices (both WP8 & WP7) & finally settling at version 2.10.491.0.

It was the much needed update that Windows Phone users were waiting for long back. However the update did not met everyone’s demand or requirements.

History – The biggest problem so far with Whatsapp had been that it was using the music player API to stay alive in the background & this was also leading to unreliable notifications for many. Also it was slow & had many features missing.

Lets look at what came along in this new update

  • Finally Whatsapp has now deployed a proper background agent in line with requirements of WP8 (in case of WP7 devices it still uses the Music API if I am not wrong) resulting in improved reliability & stability.
  • Fixes notification issues which many users faced
  • Issue of Long messages not appearing completely is now fixed
  • Smiley issue is fixed with an all new Emoji section featuring numerous emoticons
  • App now features Fast Resume – which means it would open the App where you last left it and not always from the beginning
  • You can now call people from inside the App by clicking on their names
  • The location sharing features has now improved as in if your friend sends you his location .. at your end it would open up in Bing Maps & you can make use of Nokia Drive to get there.
  • The Images shared now appear bigger & better and can be seen right in the conversation itself
  • Overall performance of App has improved meaning its fast & resumes quickly

What’s still missing

  • You cannot share the existing Music & Video files on your phone (that’s an OS limitation as of now) however you can record one directly from your App & share (There are no limitations on image sharing).

Download the App or the Update from Windows Phone Store below

Whatsapp v2.10.491.0 now live for both WP7 & WP8

Download from Windows Phone Store

Do share with us your views on the new update and have you noticed anything different .. please share ?

Cheers !


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About jills4824

Mech Engineer working in an Automobile OEM who loves phones (Nokia) too much & cars not much :)

4 responses to “Changelog – Whatsapp update (version 2.10.491.0) for Windows Phone !”

  1. Becky Aluzu says :

    Pls am using Nokia Lumia 520,I mistakenly delete my whatsapp for d past one wk hve been trying to download it back but not way pls I need it back ,becose hve try my best for it to come back no way tnks.


  2. muskan says :

    I hv updated my WhatsApp tomorrow on my Lumia 520 but it is not working… Please tell me what should i do now…


  3. faith says :

    Hi i bought my lumia 520 a week ago and whenever i want to download whatsapp there is an alert showing that its not available kindly update me on when it Will be back thank you


    • jills4824 says :

      Yes faith .. If you refer my recent posts you would come to know that WhatsApp is temporarily pulled from Windows Phone Store due to an issue with Notification. This is a bug which Microsoft & WhatsApp both are working on to fix it at earliest. I expect WhatsApp to return to store very quickly in a couple of days. So not to worry .. I will update you here once the app returns.


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