WhatsApp updated with slew of fixes and tweaks

WhatsApp
By Simon Sage on 2 Jul 2013 01:36 pm EDT
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Cross-platform messaging client WhatsApp has had a beefy update just in time for Talk Mobile's social week. Here's a run-down of the changelog for version v2.10.89455.1 of WhatsApp.

  • Group Info Screen content is now fully scrollable, for better usability
  • Account Info screen now looks nicer and has direct payment buttons
  • Added basic media thumbnail browser to Group Info and Contact Info screens
  • User is now notified if they try to send a message to a blocked contact, and prevented from sharing to a blocked contact
  • Added an option to the Media Settings screen for setting a custom chat wallpaper
  • Group chats now open to the last read message, and show an "Unread messages" separator bar
  • Outgoing message status indicator now shown in the corner of the active frame
  • Contact picker now supports peek when shown from the hub or a Share action
  • Chat screen now appears more quickly and smoothly from the hub
  • Various bug fixes for hub integration

WhatsApp users, are any major changes here leaping out for you? 

More information / download WhatsApp for BlackBerry

87 comments

arthursim

The fixes were needed and I'm glad they're keeping up the pace.

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leafsfan13

I like.

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Lexx Spartan H

Crackberry late to this one.

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birdman_38

That's a ton of updates. Nice going, WhatsApp!

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r0v3rT3N

Cool story bro, how about you stop spamming the comments?

houssamad

Then give it back! obviously you don't deserve to hold a BlackBerry phone in your hands!
So better don't say anything if you don't have anything mature and intellectual to say
Cheers!

BBFanatic4Life

I'm seriously sick and tired of you complainers. If it doesn't work for you piss off and get a phone that does.

BlackBerry 10 is a brand new platform and if you don't have the patience to let it grow then get off of CrackBerry and take your piss poor attitude with you.

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Alvin Tang

WhatsApp is free on BlackBerry, what are you talking about? You never had to buy this app.

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Aljean Thein

Whatsapp charges you. 99 USD a year..

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Aljean Thein

.99 USD*

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nyallj

Yep. It charges everyONE, on every platform, .99USD per year, after the first year. Though I have some friends that got another year free!

BoldWorld

And i so far got 3 years free

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bintheredundat

Your comments are Boring.

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bee_javed

If you don't like the phone then trash it instead of complaining like a little bitch

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tw1g_007

Haha. Wow. And people say I am harsh. Smh.

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FuzzyFish

The thread had been moderated. The posts that started it all had been deleted, so that's probably why you think there is SMH. It was deserved. :p

birdman_38

Ya, am I missing something? Lol I paid WhatsApp a compliment then the shit hit the fan

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FuzzyFish

Haha, the criticisms weren't meant for you lol.

There was a troll saying how boring his BB10 phone was and how he was doing devs a favour by pointing it out so they won't waste their time developing for the platform.

When the thread got cleaned up all the replied got swept to your post lol. :)

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birdman_38

Lol thanks. That's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.

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general41

Abood if it is the worse stop using it then, and go to a next forum

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djghettoredneck

Still need to put back the option to control if I want to download pictures or not. Those rude comments need to be moderated / deleted.

houssamad

Off topic:
How can I report a user on this website?

djghettoredneck

Same here. Member for one week and this...

Anik91

Glad you could join us DJ!

BlackBerry Z10, CB10.

djghettoredneck

Thank you. I've been a member. Talking about the complainer. I mainly troll and read.

toneytone

I'm on the latest 10.2 leak and I finally got the hub integration back.

axllebeer

God what's with all the hate today?! :(

*Sent from my Bold 9930, which I happen to like!*

BBVegasGirl80

+1000!

Sent from my sexy Z10 in Sin City ;-)

misterfox

Still can not delete your account. The only reason I still have this app on my phone, is so when they decide to put a delete account option into an update, I can get rid of it.

bee_javed

How about you stop using it. Or better yet, why don't you delete the app?

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RIMperator

That won't delete your account resp. your data on the WhatsApp servers. Even though you never know if they will actually delete it or just pretend to do so...

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Alvin Tang

WhatsApp is fantastic, why don't you like it?

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FuzzyFish

"Fantastic" is exaggerating things a bit lol.

Ahh, who am I kidding. WhatsApp is "tolerable" at best and "garbage" at it's worst. :/

Alvin Tang

This WhatsApp update makes me feel like my whole phone got updated, haha. That's how often I use WhatsApp. This update was greatly needed. I missed not being able to view my media from the group home screens.

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Siya10

Gosh - I was waiting so long for updates! But pls do more^^ there is always something to improve!!

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nick canada

I'm not sure what's happening lately but because of a weak financial report people all the sudden don't like their phone?

Just remember apple was worse off then BlackBerry for about 20 years. Things were never going to change overnight. They pumped up the news so it could only look bad when the real numbers came out.

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FuzzyFish

It's better I guess, but the major problem with WhatsApp has always been speed and reliability.

I was meeting a friend for lunch just now, sent her a message on WhatsApp saying I was going to be 5 min late. She got the message 10 minutes after I arrived...

Not good.

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Playbook007

That's why BBM is so much better and needs to go cross platform.

Where's my FULL BRIDGE Mr. Heins? Please return it!

AlwaysSmile

Love this update, it's really getting closer like the Android version looks like!

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Sinnaz0790

Abdool N the other fox retards there's ebay sell your device and move on to what you feel is best so just shut it jump in a lake wine on a pine something and stop whinging like Little bitches...

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Ariozo

Hehe, i still love my Q10. Follow me every day and works perfect. Normally have one more phone as a backup but now my other phones are on a long break...

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RIMperator

Still got WhatsApp twice in my Hub :(

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WickedSidhu

So far so good !!!

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phschlender

You can now share media directly to WhatsApp, e.g. a picture searched via Bing. Either I didn't notice before, or its new. Please give a short comment, if it's an old function.

Cheers, Phil

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Thachoc1

That function has been there. You overlooked it.

JunkieXP

To me I can only share a link to the picture before and after the awesome update. It won't share the actual image file (10.1.0.1720).

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Sigla

What about the 2.10.9225 update on the BB bold 9900? Is there any changelog for that one?

crackbb10

I actually find the responses to be more of a b*tching than the initial comment... I do agree though... stop complaining and get an iPhone or Android... you'll see you'll be b*tching about them too on iMore or Android Central...

As far as WhatsApp goes... I'll be sending all my contacts an invitation to download BBM when it hits the other platforms along with the following message: "by the time you read this my WhatsApp will have left my device... my PIN is [......]"

Anyone else planning on deleting WhatsApp by the end of the summer? If BlackBerry holds up their end of the deal that is...

Cracked it out with the amazing Z

RIMperator

Planning to do the same. However I have some doubts people will download and value BBM fast enough.

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rehman1991

2 whatsapp icons in the Hub now! What to do?

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mainman1303

My groups are showing twice in the hub!

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rehman1991

Same problem. One icon stays even if whatsapp is deleted! Wth!

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Mikey Spade

im runnign 10.2 i wish i just had 1 you ae lucky and have 2

bubsgoal

Why can't blackberry update there twitter and Facebook? These two apps have gone downhill from the beginning. BlackBerry step up tour game and start fixing these to be on par or better with other platforms

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Thachoc1

I think the Facebook update was pretty decent. Still there is room to improve for sure. Not complaining tho, it serves it purpose.

FuzzyFish

What's wrong with the FB app now? I wish it's got the "share" and edit funstions, but they're not bad.

Also, get Blaq.

rickster2611

Here we go again.

I've got just one thing to say to BlackBerry....stop being so conservative, let The Astonishing Tribe loose on the icons and give the BlackBerry followers something to be proud of.

Those who are misinformed about QNX should read about their profile. They are everywhere.

The company are out of touch with what's happening in the technology world. Their business practices are looking staid and boring.

All the hard work and sacrifice the BlackBerry staff put will all be for nothing if the no one actually see what's new about BlackBerry. None of the commercials show this.

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FuzzyFish

"I've got just one thing to say to BlackBerry....stop being so conservative, let The Astonishing Tribe loose on the icons and give the BlackBerry followers something to be proud of."

Not commenting on your other thoughts, but this!! Not just the icons, but the entire OS!

#freeTAT

TheTruth Tiger

But why we cannot send a Broadcast?!

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avatsaev

Broadcast is for spammers, are you a spammer? Then you deserve to not have it. I hate spammers.

Thachoc1

Wahoo for the update. Still second to BBM, but its nice to have the functionality of other platforms.

chan_the_killer

Love them all... keep the good work people :D

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alkhalili

so whatsapp added new features.. but the bbm is missing the old features.. unfair

whatsapp updated bbm still did not

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TheGreatGouk

After using it, group and peoples I whatsapp with still highlighted in the hub even after I read their message.

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rbgl

Now I'm getting both whatsapp and sms icon when I get a whtasapp message. The sms icon doesn't have a number, only the icon. Pretty annoying....

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rajbir01

I would like to have a zero load when opening whatsapp like every other platform. Do you guys want this too?

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thedoctorita

Yes still miss the possibility to call a contact directly from the chat and a direct connection with the voice recorder program

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Manafest

Works perfect now, thanks WhatsApp <3

Vector-SS

Hopefully the freezing issues many have experienced have been solved. Good update so far.

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danielloor

Great!!! WhatsApp appears on my hub, but still disliking the app! Nothing like the BBMSN, I don't like whatsapp in any plataform. Never did

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Umar_H83

Great updates for whatsapp. Just one thing I'm waiting for is the last seen online toggle off function like on whatsapp for iphone.

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Lindsay Kriel

I have a blackberry 9300. And when ever I download what's app, it doesn't open. It brings up error messages. Where can I download a previous version. I been emailing the support desk since friday, and no reply... I need what's app....

birdman_38

Upgrade to the Q10

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CrazyBack

The ability to customize chat wallpaper is finally here! Good job!

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syphaxx

I hate this god damn 'last seen status'
Why is it still not possible to disable this shit?????

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blacksheepbridge

Anyone else noticing after this update, that their battery is lasting way longer? I did an app update on blackberry world with a number of other apps this morning. And I notice quite a better battery performance! My OS is the Bell 10.1.

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buckwylder

Whatsapp?

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chaddeus

Can it be installed on Q10 on OS 10.2?

- Charles

R8_alajmi

we want option to off auto-download the photos :(

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FishTire

Still randomly freezes

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Tete Toledo

I still don't have whatsapp in my hub... could this be because Telcel has not rolled out the 10.1 OS?

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wyrdfool

Whatsapp still couldn't connect to my contacts. Maybe I got to wipe my Z10 clean and reinstall all.

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danielloor

Problems with receiving the messages, they won't appear until I open the app. Once I open the app in 1 second I receive the msgs, with 30 minutes to1 hour of delay...
Anyone else with the same problem? Someone know how to fix it?

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Zaypher

The most needed update now is the option to turn off the auto-download media file.

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Blackline5007

Still no broadcast option..

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