WhatsApp has recently released an update for Windows Phone devices. The changelog for this update doesn’t really give much info about the changes that it brings, but several tech experts have reported that downloading the update fixes a bug in WhatsApp Web.
For those who are not aware, people who want to use WhatsApp Web need to synchronize their mobile phones with their PC before they can chat with their friends. Unfortunately, there has been a bug that interrupts the connection between mobile phones and WhatsApp servers, which means that those who use WhatsApp Web become unable to continue chatting all of a sudden.
This bug can be manually fixed by unlocking the phone, opening the WhatsApp application, and tapping on the active conversation to restore the synchronization and make WhatsApp Web work fine again. This might not seem like a big deal, but it’s actually annoying since it breaks up the flow of conversation and forces users to take out their phone and go through a series of steps. This is particularly irritating for people who use WhatsApp for work and need to be in constant communication with their team members to catch up on deadlines.
Fortunately, the recently released update will fix this bug and give WhatsApp Web users a smoother experience. So, if you’re experiencing this problem, just head off to the Microsoft Store and download the update to your device.
If you don’t yet have WhatsApp but would like to use its messaging features, don’t worry since downloading it is easy! Just go to the Microsoft Store, click the “Get the app” button, and follow the instructions that would appear on the screen to download and install the application. Before you do this, though, make sure that your device is running Windows Phone 8 since, as of July 1st, 2016, WhatsApp no longer supports Windows Phone 7 devices.
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