Earlier Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore announced that WhatsApp for Windows Phone would be making back into the Windows Phone Store “quite soon”. When he said that, we assumed he meant it would arrive in the coming days or week, but apparently it was a lot sooner than we thought because it looks like WhatsApp has made its way back into the Windows Phone Store.
The app is currently available for download via the Windows Phone Store, and if you’re a Windows Phone user who hasn’t downloaded the app yet, you now can. We guess this didn’t really affect those who already had the app installed, but we guess updates can now be downloaded and hopefully WhatsApp has managed to fix whatever was the problem in the first place.
The app was pulled from the app store a little over a week ago. Apparently it was due to the way the Windows Phone platform handled notifications, and we guess it must have been a big enough deal for them to pull the app instead of just issuing an update. Users were initially concerned since it did take Microsoft and WhatsApp more than a week to get it back up, and the last we heard from Microsoft, it didn’t sound too positive and that we could be in for a wait.
In any case if you haven’t downloaded the app yet, you can head on over to the Windows Phone Store for the download.