WhatsApp for Window Phones and Windows 10 Mobile: a major update is available for download

WA for Windows 2 17 258Great news for all Windows Phones users: they will be finally able to download a new, major update of WhatsApp. And that’s not all. In fact this latest new version, number 2.17.258, is already a stable one. Which means that this new version is already available for all Windows Phones and Windows 10 Mobile users, not just for Beta testers.

This new 2.17.258 update for Windows Phones and Windows 10 Mobile adds many of the features that have already been introduced in previous Beta versions of the app. This is important, because it means that they have already been tested and improved.

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So, what changes? Along with the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, this is the full changelog of this latest 2.17.258 update:

  • New GIF search feature.
  • Multiple selection in the chat list by tapping on the far left of the chat.
  • Some improvements for sending any type of files.
  • Removed some backgrounds from the WhatsApp’s default background list.

However, Windows Phones and Windows 10 Mobile users need to wait a little bit more before being able to use the Emoticons search features. Since this new option has just been released, Beta users are still testing it. But don’t worry, it should be added soon to a stable version.