WhatsApp for Windows Phone: latest version 2.12.226 fixes the voice messages bug

wphonesThe last couple of days have been quite difficult for those who use WhatsApp through Windows Phone devices. The week began very well with the new version 2.12.212 of WhatsApp for Windows Phone, which introduced the Starred Messages feature and new interfaces for camera, photos and video. Immediately after that arrived another updated version, 2.12.222, which created some chaos between users because it had disabled the ability to hear voice messages (though it was still possible to send them).

And now, luckily, version 2.12.226 has been released and fixes this important issue. You can find this new updated version on the Windows Store. So, it’s been a rather stressful week, isn’t it? But it seems that the story is not completly ended because the update is being released gradually, so it could take a few more hours before you have WhatsApp running as usual on your Windows Phone devices, but it’s just a matter of time. So, we think we can finally say, all’s well that ends well.

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If you are reading this article, you obviously are a frequent user of WhatsApp (but who isn’t?). But do you really know all the rules about messaging? Here is the surprising result of a study carried out by a team of researchers at Binghamton University in New York. The researchers followed the activity of 126 volunteers and they found out that text messages ending with a full stop sound less sincere! Professor Celia Klin, who conducted the research, also states the importance of adding emojis and some ‘deliberate mispellings’ to your messages.

That’s what she said: ‘Texting is lacking many of the social cues used in actual face-to-face conversations. When speaking, people easily convey social and emotional information with eye gaze, facial expressions, tone of voice, pauses, and so on. People obviously can’t use these mechanisms when they are texting. Thus, it makes sense that texters rely on what they have available to them – emoticons, deliberate misspellings that mimic speech sounds and, according to our data, punctuation.