WhatsApp back on the Windows Phone Marketplace

After being pulled from the Windows Phone Marketplace just over a week ago, WhatsApp is back with a new version and can be downloaded once again.

Windows Phone Whatsapp goodness.

After unsuccessful attempts by WPCentral to contact the WhatsApp developers for the reasoning of the pull, a German website later reported that an Android WhatsApp sniffing tool was able to intercept messages sent using the messaging app over a WiFi connection. WhatsApp later denied this as the cause for the app pull and assured Windows Phone Central that this was not a security related incident.

For whatever reason the app was pulled and set to private, it's now back though. There's no changelog on the Marketplace for the updated version, but WPCentral discovered that contacts and location sharing is now possible, even if one of the reviewers suggested it isn't, so you'll just have to try it out for yourself.

What is it?

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases.

The Windows Phone version is free for the first year, after which it costs $0.99/year. You can grab it at the Marketplace, or snap the QR code below.

Source: WPCentral
Images: Windows Phone Marketplace & WPCentral

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