WhatsApp for Windows Phone brings OneDrive backups, GIF support, and more


WhatsApp has released a new update for its Windows Phone app, adding a host of new features. The update brings some of the features that were introduced on the WhatsApp Beta app recently. Most notably, the update brings OneDrive integration for backups, which essentially allows users to backup their chat history and messages, which they can restore after resetting their phone or getting a new phone. WhatsApp Beta currently allows users to backup their data daily, weekly and monthly — however, if you don’t want to backup your data from WhatsApp, you can simply disable that which is also quite useful. Additionally, if you don’t want WhatsApp to start the backup process while you are using cellular data, you can configure it to only start backups when you are using Wi-Fi.

Along with OneDrive backups, the update also brings support for GIFs. The app doesn’t let you send an actual GIF just yet — instead, to send a GIF, you’ll need to select any video, crop it to 6 seconds or less and click on the GIF button to send it as a GIF.

Additionally, the latest WhatsApp update also brings an improved set of emojis. The improved emojis are basically the updated emojis from iOS 10, which are honestly worse than the default Windows 10 emojis. However, WhatsApp uses iOS emojis on its app across all platforms for some unknown reason. Nevertheless, if you are interested in getting the update, you can grab it from the link below.

Developer: ‪WhatsApp Inc.‬
Price: unknown

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