WhatsApp beta 2.12.88 for Windows Phone brings animated emoji and blocking unknown contacts

windows phoneMore updates for those who use WhatsApp from a smartphone running with Windows Phone operating system. In fact it has been released a new beta, version 2.12.88. The enhancements introduced are quite interesting and in the coming weeks they should be added even in the stable version of WhatsApp for Windows Phone.

Let’s start with the first change, which probably is also the most important improvement contained in this new version of the app.Thanks to this update, finally users of WhatsApp from Windows Phone will have the possibility to block an unknown contact. Furthermore, Windows Phone users are now enabled to report such contact as spam directly from the chat. This one is not a new option on WhatsApp. In fact Android and iOS users are already able to use it on their devices.It is only just arrived on Windows Phone (this feature is also already present on Skype).

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So now, with the addition of this simple procedure, we can finally avoid an unwanted contact also when we use WhatsApp from Windows Phone. Another nice and funny update that will surely be hugely appreciated by users of this popular instant messaging application, is the introduction of animated emoji in the chat.

Despite all the recent updates, however, at the moment, there seems to be no particular news regarding a restyling of the application on Windows Phone, which in its stable version still uses a rather dated look. It is not excluded that this will happen this autumn with the arrival of Windows 10 Mobile.

For now it seems only certain that these latest innovations introduced with the beta 2.12.88 will also be added in the stable version of the application. Remember that to be able to download this latest beta version you have to be a member of WhatsApp beta program. But don’t worry if you are not. As we said, the stable version should arrive soon on Windows Phone Store.