I guess Quite Soon as very soon. After a 12 day hiatus WhatsApp is back in the Windows Phone Store.
The app has been updated to version 2.11.490.0.
- Chat backgrounds
- Broadcast lists
- Privacy settings (settings > account > privacy)
- Media auto-download settings (settings > chat settings > media autodownload)
- Custom notification tones (Windows Phone 8 Update 3 required)
- Various enhancements and bug fixes
It therefore appears that the long-awaited beta app has finally been published!
When asked for an explanation for the delay, a Microsoft spokesperson said once again:
Quality is a top priority for Microsoft and WhatsApp, and we worked closely and with urgency to minimize the inconvenience.