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WhatsApp is one of the most popular mobile applications out there, being used daily by 1 billion people from all over the world. The application has received many features in the past few months and today we will talk about the changes that were introduced in WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8.1.

The latest WhatsApp version that has been released for Windows Store can now be downloaded from the Windows Store. WhatsApp 2.16.128 for Windows Phone 8.1 comes with some UI tweaks which finally bring the application a bit closer, in terms of looks, to the Windows 10 Mobile version.

This new WhatsApp version will replace the square photo of users with a circle and it also features larger emoticons. The WhatsApp 2.16.128 is currently in BETA phase and these features will most likely come to the public version of the application in the following weeks.

Unfortunately, there is no news regarding the rumored Video Calling feature which is expected to be released for this application sometime in the near future. However, according to reports, the Video Calling feature will be released only for the WhatsApp application that runs on the following operating systems: iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile.

One thing is for sure: in order to keep up the pace with other popular mobile messaging applications (such as Viber or Skype), the developers of WhatsApp will need to bring the Video Calling feature to this application. However, until then, we suggest you to download and install the latest WhatsApp BETA version on your Windows Phone 8.1 and tell us below if you enjoy these UI changes.

If you find any issues or bugs, please leave us a comment below and also report them to the developers so that they can fix them before the next WhatsApp STABLE version for Windows Phone 8.1 will be released.

Do you think that WhatsApp will receive the Video Calling feature this fall or it will take longer for the developers to bring it to this application?

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