As WhatsApp goes down, it brings Facebook’s new location tracking features to the Windows Phone beta app

WhatsApp’s servers are down, but that does not mean we can’t appreciate a new feature coming to their Windows Phone app.

The WhatsApp beta app has been updated to version 2.17.162.

The update adds two new features. One is public – the ability to pin a conversation to your list of conversations.

The second feature is hidden. It is the arrival of a new location sharing feature first seen in Facebook Messenger, where users are able to share their current location for a specific period, such as an hour.

When the service resumes users can try out the new Pin feature by updating the app in the Windows Store here.

WhatsApp Beta Phone
WhatsApp Beta Phone
Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Price: Free