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WhatsApp Back in the Windows Phone Store

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whatsappWhatsApp is back in the Windows Phone Store and has been updated to version 2.11.490.0 with chat backgrounds, broadcast lists, media auto-download settings, custom notification tones among other enhancements and bug fixes

The smartphone messaging app, with over 500 million users with Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia being among the fastest growing user countries for the Windows, iPhone, Android, Nokia S40, Symbian, BlackBerry smartphone app, says its users are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every single day.

Whatsapp was pulled from Windows Phone store a few weeks ago due to “technical issues”  which WhatsApp and Microsoft have together worked on to enhance and fix. It wasn’t Microphone that pulled the app out but WhatsApp unpublished their app when they realized it had issue with the notifications which have since been fixed.

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Facebook bought Whatsapp for $19 billion in February and agreed to pay $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in Facebook shares and $3 billion in restricted shares and said it will not intefere with Whatsapp’s day to day running after fears that Facebook was interested in the apps user private data. Facebook said the acquisition was in line with a shared mission of bringing more connectivity and utility to the world by delivering core internet services efficiently and affordably.

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook said WhatsApp will soon connect 1 billion people worldwide. He also expressed his readiness to work with Jam Koum.

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Sam Wakoba
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