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WhatsApp Messenger Updated - Adds New Features, Improvements And Bug Fixes

WhatsApp Messenger Updated - Adds New Features, Improvements And Bug Fixes

September 8, 2011
An update for WhatsApp Messenger is now available to download in the App Store. The new version of the popular instant messaging application (2.6.5) now boasts several new features, and a variety of bug fixes have also been made - meaning WhatsApp Messenger is better than ever before. As outlined in the app's release notes, changes include:
  • conversation font size change (Settings > Chat Settings > Font Size)
  • display divider in group conversation to indicate new/unread messages for that group chat
  • show recent group locations on the map together (via Group chat Info page > Recent Locations)
  • various updates to media browser (date separators, ability to delete, etc.)
  • custom notifications per group, with mute option
  • fix crash in long URL handling in iOS 4 (bug #9860071)
  • do not scroll to the bottom of conversation when new message arrives
  • options to control audio note playback source (Earphones, Receiver or Built-in Speaker)
  • improved "load earlier message" behavior
  • voiceover fixes (reported by Rene Jaun and Marco Zehe)
  • fix crash on inviting many contacts via email/sms (reported by @marcosjsramos on twitter)
  • improve verification security (reported by Andreas Kurtz) and other various verification fixes
  • Spanish localization fixes
However, the app's developer notes that users running iOS 3.1 must not download the update yet. If you're not familiar with WhatsApp Messenger, the $0.99 application allows users to send instant messages, including pictures, video and sound files, to friends from an iPhone handset. The service itself is cross-platform, meaning your BlackBerry OS and Android using friends can download a version of the app, too. Personally, I've been using WhatsApp Messenger for a long time now, and it's always worked well. Take a look at the latest version of the app now. As mentioned, WhatsApp Messenger is available to download in the App Store for $0.99.

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