WhatsApp Messenger rolling out yet another update - v2.9.4951 now available

Another update to the BlackBerry 10 app is now live and ready for your downloading pleasure

Whatsapp BlackBerry 10
By Bla1ze on 10 Apr 2013 02:50 am EDT
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To say the initial rollout of WhatsApp on BlackBerry 10 went buttery smooth would be well, a flat out lie. The app appeared to of have been rushed out the door and was initially fully of several bugs that made the app unusable for some.

To their credit though, the WhatsApp development team was fairly quick to issue bug fix updates and once again, it's time for another update to roll out. This time around, WhatsApp Messenger moves into v2.9.4951 and has a short but pleasing changelog to go along with it.

  • Color titles for group chat bubbles.
  • Various bug fixes, including last-seen status and chat screen scrolling.

Have you tried WhatsApp before and weren't really able to use it? If so, now might be a great time to give it another go. The update is live in BlackBerry World and you can grab it via the link below. Sound off in the comments if you happen to spot any other bugs that have been fixed as well.

Download WhatsApp Messenger for BlackBerry 10

92 comments

dikkr

Yay!

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SDTRMG

No sleep till bb1.... o_0 oh wait...

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shahriyar

Bla1ze is not from this world

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sarahrich

Why can't we change our backgrounds like every other platform? And why only one month free? Swindled.

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sanjk1

Sarah did you previously pay for the app? I paid 69p on my 9300 and on my Z10 it says it's lifetime subscription. Should get passed over if you previously bought the app.

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SteelGreek

Mine says lifetime as well... I never paid for it though. I previously had it on iOS and never once used it since none of my friends did.

tranceboy_johny

I got 10 months left, i wouldn't mind paying 99 Cents for another year thou.

rflan7

Would be nice to change the backgrounds, but one month free? My service doesn't expire until 2014.

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sk8er_tor

I also got one year free.

Araslan

My brothers s2 gets two weeks free..

Aliff Haziq

True! Why whatsap

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rhon3g

I'm updating....

BlackBerry Z10...blackberry for life

dannyd86

They must now realize blackberry is back!!! Now that they have download numbers.

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TheGreatGouk

It will be nice if we can add contacts from whatsapp group. Now have to do it manually.

lonkz

Can't send video :(

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lonkz

Can't send video :(

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Chow Borgohain

Kindly add more and more apps....

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Sutirtha Chakraborty

Can't update it yet. With EE in UK.

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lonkz

Can't send video

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ghazisons

Updated an hour ago before your message you late Kevin.

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vulfadli

You do realize it's Bla1ze who wrote it right?

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ghazisons

Need a bc in whatsApp like in Android and iphone

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pvarunp

Not able to see the contacts list

uninstalled and installed again still the problem is not solved

Young Z

Sorry to hear about your issues with the app. Fortunately for me, I can confirm that I am able to send a video(my video was only 3 seconds) and the contact list is working.

I wonder why it works for some and not for others?

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Seun Ogodo

First off we haven't even been able to get the OS update for the z10 here in Nigeria.... so I can't install it. Why is it taking so long for the update to get here???? Frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@3iza

At seun, the update is available in Nigeria now see details here: http://www.techsuplex.com/2013/03/29/nigerian-z10-users-getting-10-0-10-...

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Seun Ogodo

Ummmm....glo has not released the update yet...and my other sim is an mtn...and it's a regular sized sim which I use with my other phone...don't wanna reduce the size and get no results...

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pandapurple

Not available for me in Singapore yet.

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etnt7

Last-seen status fix. Owwyyeah! :)

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Carlos_E

What did they mean with last seen status fix?

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jfunds

Nice

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dejisanusi

Just updated on EE and have lifetime service

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Young Z

How do you know if you have a lifetime service?

Mine just says "Account type: Unknown" and says it will expire on December 31, 1969. LOL

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Ricky Yu

Updating now..

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pinoy_opinion

Done. Let me check about it.

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pulmesic

Can't update yet - weird (Germany)

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lekaelxi

I have already had mine updated since a few hours now (T-Mobile Deutschland)

Orlarmeday

I can't install it without the OS update

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misterfox

I want to know if they have put the option to end your account within the settings, as there is no way to delete your account if you want out.... (you can only do this in an app not on there site..... I think)

henry256

@Seun buy an Etisalat sim and it will push the update I used my Etisalat to upgrade. For the whatsapp update I can't find it on BlackBerry world

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Seun Ogodo

I guess I should do just that....or wait a few days maybe glo would come through? glo is just a mess though uggh 3G gets dropped constantly and need to restart the network to get it back running...had such issues before upgrading?

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dcbo89

Not a whatsapp user but its great to see them constantly and quickly pushing out updates.

scaramanga89

Still no recording option for voice messages. Even Symbian has that.

yueytan

This is a proper update. Hell yeah!

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gnirkatto

I wonder why nobody complains about WHatsapp on BB10 not allowing for the favourites to be edited. Is that just an issue for me? I'm getting hundreds of contacts in my favourite's list, and can't delete the unwanted, like on any other platform (no, I'm not going to delete them from my phone dictionary!). For me this is a big problem, makes the current whatsapp version on the BB literally unuseable. Could anyone check if that got changed in the latest version?

Cheffdoggy

Totally agree with you about the editing your Favorites. I use to be able to do it on my BB 9800. man I am going crazy trying to find a way to do it. Thank you so much for bringing this issue up.

jic999

I use what's App mainly because of my android friends.
But I can't modify my Favorite list.
I cannot add or delete contacts in my favorite list. Even with this current upgrade. Very frustrating because the App selected its own Favorite list.
Eg. My Corner store is on my Favorite list, please fix this

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sk8er_tor

I'm not sure if you can edit that list. The Favs list will give you everyone who is in your address book and also has Whatsapp installed. This works the same on the iOS device I'm looking at right now.

kidmac13

Where can people change the background? Because that wasn't a legacy BlackBerry option either.

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Christoph_VDP

I just updated as well. (Proximus Belgium).

Slamdunc1

Cool

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Spawn12

Still waiting for them to add the option of changing the wallpaper along with making the app look better than what it looks like now.

Come on whatsapp devs fix this please.

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eugene_9900

Thanks BlackBerry. Keep them coming...

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Colleennl

Nice update!

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adrian trevino

I need the," ZELLO " app guys...real bad

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yvpan1

good job whatsapp. every update brings better performance. nice one!

now BBRY, WHERE IS THE BBM UPDATE???

henry256

@Seun I use glo and I don't have any complains. It depends on where you stay though, I cut the Etisalat sim just cos of the update and its worth it cos my camera ( in low light areas) is much better.

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Seun Ogodo

Thing is where I stay...my bold5 used to have pretty decent coverage (3g) but it's not so stable on my z10 called customer care and they told me to switch to 2g for the time being..that they are having issues..and im still having issues till date.. hopefully not a hardware fault?.....what do you think?

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StefanoB

Yaay! It seems to run very smooth

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pandapurple

Downloaded. Carrier just pushed through.

The last seen status is now refreshed quicker. But when the Contact is Online, it doesn't show.

Like the coloured titles in group chat.

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thatplaybookguy

Google is said to be buying it for $1 Billion....

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rocmon

Whatsapp is the stupidest name ever, dont need to give them my address book so I pass, but glad to see updates flowing through

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AznKirby

I'm so happy the updates finally has coloured names for group chat! Makes everything much easier.

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wayne504

Finally, it installs on Verizon's 10.0.9.422!

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koves

The update looks great!

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pmich

It's sad 3 years ago everyone was scoffing at the idea of Whatsapp. Now it's a necessity for so many users. Blackberry really missed the boat on this. As much as we're proud that BBM is the superior platform, they should have expanded it or at least created a separate app for cross-platform chat if they didnt want to connect the two.

Jimmy Choo1

BBM >Whatsapp

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ofutur

Shame on that company for blocking the release on BBWorld of OpenWhatsApp and on BlackBerry for being their bitch.

Alvin Tang

Mine works perfectly, not sure what the issue is with people's favourites... my favourites contain only the people that actually have Whatsapp and not random contacts like a convenient store. Don't people's chats show up in chats anyways and never go away unless you delete the convo, so you really never need to go to favourites. My only issue with this app so far is that pictures sent over a group aren't saved within the group like they used to be on the old OS's. I hope they change that ASAP.

jcordova2819

It's buttery smooth! :)

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rs87

Love that the emoticons are larger again like on the bold 9900. Was annoying selecting tiny pictures!! And the coloured names in groups works really well too!

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Manoj Kumar Prahladka

How can I change memory setting from phone to SD card

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BUUM

Since I was using Z10, this app is always updated more than the native one like Facebook.

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harshik

Cannot see updated status :(

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amclanejr

It's not picking up my contacts at all, the opposite problem I've had in the past. I contacted someone via SMS and requested they send me a whatsapp mag. It came through and then allowed me to pick a contract based on the sender's phone number.

Something is still broken.

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amclanejr

Removed again, it's still hosed.

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khayabf

I've downloaded the update, but my contacts still not showing. Can anyone help me please? I have deleted and installed, but the problem persists.

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Dubai777

Still need better update what's up is not as fast as it is on iphone failll

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tranceboy_johny

i see my contacts, but not all, and those which are showing, have no names... its all goofed up. Please fix it. thanks

BerryZ10

But it definitely not perfect now. Hopefully they will integrate whatsapp more into the Hub with an own icon and not even more this notification icon. And maybe they will add the feature like on the I phone where you are able to show that you are offline or switch off in the settings.

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felipebelalc

Please an answer : I had WhatsApp on my BlackBerry 9320 but when unistall my contacts just disappear. Anybody know if this happens on my z10?

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gsioufi

Still gives me an error. I'll stick with the sideload.

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ShaunLasalle

Some contact's names are missing with this latest update.

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JoeF_E17

Please wait, initialising. How long do you want me to wait? It's been 2 hours I'm giving up.

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uPhoNiX

Yet another update? At least it gives us some hope that it will improve unlike BBM10 which is full of bugs and still no update!

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nataprawira

only able to detect fav from simcard.. list from FB/Twitter not being able to be put under fav.... please fix this, dev! tq.

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Shantanu Chauhan

I have updated it and it is working fantastically and extended for 1 year (india).

Thanks for this awesome update.

Bikram Kochar

Huh cant upgrade...... it shows an error.... :( :(

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