WhatsApp updated with new Windows 10 like interface, easier file sharing and more


WhatsApp for Windows Phone just picked up an update for both Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile devices, bringing a much awaited design refresh and more.

The app – which remains a Windows Phone 8.1 app at its core – has now updated the chat UI to fit more in line with Windows 10 Mobile’s new design language.

As shown in the screenshots above, the chat box has been redesigned to now include the message send and attachments buttons. The call button has also been moved up to the top from the app bar, and the profile picture of the person or group currently being engaged with is now displayed on the top left corner.

You can also share documents like PDF, Excel Files, and more via WhatsApp’s new integrated file picker.

To finish up the update, WhatsApp also added new plain colour backgrounds to the gallery, allowing users an even greater choice in backgrounds.

WhatsApp is a well designed app for Windows Phone, and while its not a universal Windows app yet, we can’t help but think the firm is doing such a good job that that doesn’t matter.

The version you’re looking for is 2.16.52 and you can grab it from the Windows store below;

Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Price: Free

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