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WhatsApp has been the only application which has been continuously supporting the Windows Phone platform strongly when big players have decided to leave the platform to concentrate on iOS and Android.

To continue their support for Windows platform, the developers today have released a new update for its WhatsApp Beta application on Windows Phone. The latest update bumps the application to new version

The update comes with the new privacy rules incorporated by the WhatsApp developers. The new privacy-related changes are mostly for the users in the European Region. The latest update comes with the new GDPR changes.

Users in the European Region will now be getting a new option in the settings section which now shows a new option for users stating that they will be able to use the application if they are above 16 years of age.

Along with the privacy-related changes, WhatsApp has also pushed out a new option “Request Account Info” in the Settings which lets users to request for a report which includes the information of the data collected by WhatsApp. The data can be then downloaded and moved to another service.

The third change WhatsApp team has made is a minor one. The earlier Blocked contacts option has now been renamed to “Manage Blocked Contacts” after the latest update. As reported above the GDPR related changes are currently only for European region users.

There are also the usual bug fixes and performance improvements released as part of the latest Beta update for WhatsApp Windows application. The WhatsApp team is also working on bringing the Live Location feature to the Windows Phone application and is expected to be released in the upcoming updates. You can download the latest WhatsApp Beta update from the Microsoft Store.