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WhatsApp team has released a new update for its Beta App on Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile. The app has been bumped to new version The update does not bring the new “Status” feature to the Windows Phone.

The update for the app comes without any changelog but with a new Hidden feature which will be enabled along with the “Status” Feature. The team has pushed out a new feature for the “Status Tab”. Below is the changelog with Screenshot.


  • Opening Privacy Settings from the “Status” tab (Hidden), WA will directly open Status Privacy Settings (before it opened all settings).(Screenshot Below)
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

The WhatsApp team is working very hard in improving the application for Windows Phone. The Privacy Settings feature is currently Hidden and should be available to all users once the “Status” feature is rolled out for Indian Users. Hope the feature will be available to all users by 24th February, the 8th anniversary of WhatsApp.

The latest update for WhatsApp Beta is currently live and you can get it by clicking the below link. Do let us know if you find anything new after the update.

Download WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone

  • Matt Viel

    That is sad that this article mentions Windows 10 Mobile and the picture shows a Nokia Lumia 1020 (which has been excluded from Windows 10 Mobile upgrade).

    • Mayank Parmar

      The update is (obviously) available on both OS. Here the picture is of WhatsApp running on a Windows Phone Device.

      • Matt Viel

        Mark, check again. Where WhatsApp does run on WP 8.1 and Windows Mobile 10, Windows 10 Mobile will apparently never be available for the Lumia 1020 despite it being available late in 2015…that was my point.

        • Pedro Weekes

          It doesn’t matter the device used. Is the article about the phone or the APP? It’s about the app and whether they used a L520 or HP Elite X10, the article speaks about the feature of WhatsApp being available on both Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile.