Whatsapp on Windows Phone has returned after a two week absence. The popular instant messaging service was removed from the Windows Phone store roughly two weeks ago as the development team claimed that it was experiencing issues integrating with the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 release. Most of which were users complaining that the app would permanently disable notifications.
The app quietly snuck back into the store late Saturday afternoon, and apparently comes with several new features. Most important of which is the capability to decide when images and video get automatically downloaded; an option that will at least save some amount of data. Chat backgrounds and broadcast lists are also included in the updated, but will be nothing new for Whatsapp users who have experience with the service on other platforms.
It is nice to see the Whatsapp team moving so quickly to correct the issues. Windows Phone users should update their app to the latest version, and those who bought into the operating system over the last couple of weeks should now be able to rejoin the instant messaging service.