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WhatsApp team has pushed out a new update for its Stable version of the application for Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile. The app has been bumped to new version 2.7.304.0.

The team has introduced couple of new features which have been in testing in the Beta application for some time now. The team had earlier in the week updated its Beta App with the new Text Status feature. The Text Status feature is similar to the “WhatsApp Stories” feature were in users can upload their status in “text format” instead of the already available Image, GIF and Video format. You would need to click on the “My Status” option, then tap on the new pencil icon and write your “Status” in text format. The “Text Status” feature will be visible to your contacts for 24 hours similar to the WhatsApp Status feature. (Screenshots Below)

The Latest update also comes with another important feature “Emoji search” feature. Users will now be able to search and share their favourite emoji with their friends and families. You would need to “Tap” on the search icon in the left of the screen and type the word of the favourite emoji you like to send.

The search option will pop up the most relevant emoji’s for you to share them with your friends. For Example if you type “Hello” you will find the most relevant emoji’s for the word “Hello”. (Screenshots below).

These features have been in testing in the Beta application for some time now and have now been pushed out to the stable version of the application.

The WhatsApp team has added the “Share Live Location” feature for all users on iOS and Android last week and we hope the Live location feature will be coming to the Windows Phone Application sooner than later.

The latest update for the WhatsApp application is currently live and you can download it by clicking the below Store link.

Download WhatsApp for Windows Phone.

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