Last week there were some leaked pictures that showed the WhatsApp messenger running on a Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device. And we, obviously, assumed that WhatsApp will soon be releasing a dedicated app for the neglected mobile operating system of Microsoft’s. So they did!
The worlds most used instant messaging and sharing application for mobile devices, WhatsApp, is now also available for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango in the Windows Phone Marketplace. This is a really good news for all those early adopters of the Microsoft owned mobile operating system, as the app brings all the other OS closer.
WhatsApp Messenger, as we all know, doesn’t charge you for sending messages, photos or videos, but instead uses your data connection or Wi-Fi. That is much better than being charged by your network for every SMS or MMS that you send. You can even Group chat with all your friends who are different platforms such as iOS, BlackBerry, Nokia and Android. That’s one of the best reasons to download and use WhatsApp Messenger on your Windows Smartphone.
The app has the same features on Windows Phone 7 too, you can text any of your friends who’re using WhatsApp, send photos, Group Chat, send videos, contacts etc. Every feature, now with the Metro UI look on your Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device too.
If you’re still using Windows Phone 7, you should be receiving the 7.5 Mango update soon. To download the WhatsApp messenger for your mobile device you’ll either need to use the Zune Software on your desktop or use this link here via your phone.
WhatsApp runs only on devices that can be used to make phone calls or with a SIM slot, so it will not work on devices like iPod Touch, iPad or other tablets. You can follow our tutorial on how to use WhatsApp on iPod Touch and Apple iPad to use the app with all its functionality.