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WhatsApp For Windows Phone Finally Gets Middle Finger Emoji

14 October 2015, 2:32 am EDT By Sumit Passary Tech Times
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WhatsApp for Windows Phone has been updated, which brings new emoji including the middle finger emoji. The iOS and Android version of the app included the middle finger emoji for months.  ( Luis | Flickr )

WhatsApp for Windows Phone has been updated and now users can finally use the middle-finger emoji in the app.

WhatsApp is one of the most-popular instant-messaging services in the entire world. In early September this year, the messaging app had more than 900 million monthly active users worldwide. Simple usability, free WhatsApp calling national and international, group chats, no requirement for a username or password are some features of WhatsApp that has made it one of the most popular apps in the world.

The messaging app is available on a number of mobile platforms including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian and more. However, the app does not have the same features in all platforms.

The Windows Phone version of the app was missing the middle finger emoji till now. The company has been working to improve the Windows Phone application and a recent update brings the middle finger emoji to WhatsApp.

The middle finger emoji is present in WhatsApp for Android and iOS for quite some time and now it is also available for Windows Phone users.

The latest WhatsApp update for Windows Phone brings the version to 2.12.170.0. The version notes do not specifically details the addition of the middle finger emoji.

"Added several new emoji. You can also tap and hold on some emoji to choose a different color," per the version notes on Microsoft Store.

The update also lets users mark messages as read or unread. WhatApp users on Windows Phone can now select more than one message in a chat and either delete or forward them. The latest update also promises to lower the data being used during WhatsApp calls.

WhatsApp users on Windows Phone can also disable or enable vibrate and sound for in-app notifications. Following the update users also opt for a ringtone for WhatsApp calls.

WhatsApp is available as a free download (for the first year and WhatsApp may charge US$0.99 thereafter in the U.S.) from Microsoft Store and the download file weighs less than 23MP. WhatsApp for Windows Phone is compatible with handsets running on Windows Phone 8 or above.

Photo: Luis | Flickr

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