WhatsApp Update 2.16.52 for Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Now Available for Download? Check Features Here

WhatsApp Update 2.16.52 for Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Now Available for Download? Check Features Here
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WhatsApp users have been waiting for the much-awaited video calling feature. Every time an update becomes available, fans are hoping that the video calling feature is included. Another update for Windows phone was released, but sadly, users will have to wait a bit longer for the said functionality.


The WhatsApp update 2.16.52 for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 devices are now available for download for developers. This update will not bring new features to the popular messaging application, but users will surely enjoy the cosmetic changes that come along with it, Neurogadget reported.

As it appears, Windows 8.1 users can now enjoy the look of the Windows 10 version of the device. There will be improvements on the chat box of the application. Specifically, the profile picture will now be placed on the top left corner of the screen opposite the call button. This cosmetic change addresses previous complaints of users who accidentally hit the call button before when trying to press another button, leading to accidental calls.

WhatsApp update 2.16.52 also makes the send and attachment buttons visible in the chat box along with the integrated file picker. This is not a new thing for Windows 10 users because they are already used to this setup. For Windows 8.1 users, sending documents, photos, audio files and videos will be easier than before.

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There will also be text formatting options in the new update. Placing asterisks between texts will make it in bold format, while placing an underscore will yield italicized texts. For those who want to strikethrough a certain text, a tilde should be placed before and after the words or phrases.

WhatsApp Update 2.16.38 for Nokia Asha Available for Download

Meanwhile, another report from Neurogadget confirmed that the WhatsApp update 2.16.38 was also released for download. This version will not bring new features, but it will provide more stability. It will reportedly fix bugs that are causing the application to crash in Nokia Asha and Nokia S40 devices. The beta version of the update can now be downloaded, while the stable version is also expected to come out soon.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging applications in the world along with Viber and Facebook Messenger. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg previously announced that there are already 1 billion WhatsApp users worldwide.

Also Read: WhatsApp Update 2.16.115 for Android Available for Download, Invitations Link and Video Calling Features Coming?

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