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  1. stressds's Avatar
    Also getting delayed messages on WhatsApp in the last 48 hours... bah!
    Ranak Mann likes this.
    03-21-2013 12:24 PM
  2. leviathan18's Avatar
    Same here delayed messages, phantom notifications
    Ranak Mann likes this.
    03-21-2013 01:56 PM
  3. kka's Avatar
    I mailed Neeraj Arora from Whatsapp and delivering you what he said to me :

    "thanks for the email. There has been some issues with Microsoft's notification servers for last few days. We have reported the issue to them and they are working to fix it."
    03-21-2013 02:09 PM
  4. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Yep I've been getting delayed messages too lately
    03-21-2013 02:09 PM
  5. lipper2000's Avatar
    I haven't been getting delayed messages but when I read the message, the notification goes away but then comes back again...just started today
    03-21-2013 05:10 PM
  6. leviathan18's Avatar
    I would pay 1.99$ if they drop the music API, fix notifications and delayed messages. I already paid for the app in the iphone 4s
    03-21-2013 11:56 PM
  7. antivirus's Avatar
    I don't think its a Microsoft problem, as we can see some of us do get the notification sent to the phone but when we launch the Whatsapp app the message is not there?

    Whatsapp had been working great for me up until a few days ago. Now messages sent to me are arriving 20+ minutes late. I hope they get this sorted quickly.
    pednekarromit likes this.
    03-22-2013 05:57 AM
  8. Tomanband's Avatar
    Is it normal that while typing messages I can only select windows smileys/emoticons, but when I send the message, the whatsapp counterpart of the emoticon is sent. Often the facial expressions of the emoticons don't match at all, is there a way to see the whatsapp emoticons in the onscreen keyboard?
    03-22-2013 02:54 PM
  9. erzhik's Avatar
    No notifications for new messages. If a notification arrives, the message disappears. Delayed messages.
    03-22-2013 03:40 PM
  10. kka's Avatar
    I have no more delayed notifications anymore. Maybe it is a temporary situation. Must be given some time maybe...
    03-22-2013 04:51 PM
  11. Chrysogonus_Lie's Avatar
    I have the same complaint with Tomanband. The emoji really needs some work
    03-25-2013 01:58 AM
  12. prakashe's Avatar
    Where do the videos downloaded from whatsapp get stored?
    03-26-2013 02:47 AM
  13. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Where do the videos downloaded from whatsapp get stored?
    It stays within Whatsapp. You go to the contact where you got the video from. Tap on ... then tap on info. Then swipe left. It should be under media. - If you uninstall whatsapp - all that goes! I don't think you can save it to phone.
    03-26-2013 08:39 AM
  14. pednekarromit's Avatar
    i have lumia 710 having windows 7.8
    whats app is having delayed messages problem
    03-26-2013 08:51 AM
  15. Ranak Mann's Avatar
    Is anyone else facing this problem? For the past twenty minutes it is going on sending the same phantom notification: 'hahaha' of a whatsapp contact. It is becoming really annoying. There you go, one more phantom notification as I finish writing this post. I want to wring its neck.
    03-26-2013 11:15 PM
  16. ah06's Avatar
    WP7.8 has pretty much no way to ensure persistent WiFi connectivity. WP8 handsets that have not been updated to Portico also have no way to ensure persistent connectivity. WP8 Portico+ handsets have an "option" but WiFi is not persistent by default out of the box.

    In such a scenario where persistent WiFi cannot be relied upon. Why does Whatsapp cop so much flak for (mis)using the Audio streaming API to keep a WiFi connection ON at all times.

    Is there another better, more suitable API they should be using? (VoIP possibly, but they don't have any Voice component either)?

    This seems more like Microsoft doing something exceptionally idiotic and Whatsapp having to cope with that. How do other messaging apps handle No Data/No WiFi when screen off scenarios?

    Thanks
    03-26-2013 11:50 PM
  17. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    WP7.8 has pretty much no way to ensure persistent WiFi connectivity. WP8 handsets that have not been updated to Portico also have no way to ensure persistent connectivity. WP8 Portico+ handsets have an "option" but WiFi is not persistent by default out of the box.

    In such a scenario where persistent WiFi cannot be relied upon. Why does Whatsapp cop so much flak for (mis)using the Audio streaming API to keep a WiFi connection ON at all times.

    Is there another better, more suitable API they should be using? (VoIP possibly, but they don't have any Voice component either)?

    This seems more like Microsoft doing something exceptionally idiotic and Whatsapp having to cope with that. How do other messaging apps handle No Data/No WiFi when screen off scenarios?

    Thanks
    Because Whatsapp have really cheap servers. Other developers like Liquid Daffodil has more than one app relying on consistent notifications and he is using Azure I think so is the developer from Fhotoroom - and both of them can stay connected consistently and push notifications. Whatsapp is choosing to not push their notifications efficiently! I don't really think WiFi connectivity is an issue here as other IM apps including Skype, WeChat and Line can do it without using the streaming.
    03-27-2013 08:43 AM
  18. Michael Bernard's Avatar
    DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET OUT OF A WHATSAPP GROUP IN WINDOWS 8 NOKIA 920?
    03-27-2013 01:22 PM
  19. ah06's Avatar
    Because Whatsapp have really cheap servers. Other developers like Liquid Daffodil has more than one app relying on consistent notifications and he is using Azure I think so is the developer from Fhotoroom - and both of them can stay connected consistently and push notifications. Whatsapp is choosing to not push their notifications efficiently! I don't really think WiFi connectivity is an issue here as other IM apps including Skype, WeChat and Line can do it without using the streaming.
    I really don't think that is the case or the issue at all. The problem is Windows Phone does not allow persistent background connections for IM apps (the API is lacking for an 'always listening' mode) and doesn't allow an app to always run in the background either. Finally, it doesn't even allow WiFi to stay on when the screen is off (7/7.5/7.8 kill WiFi whereas 8 has the option but not enabled by default).

    In this scenario, how is it on Whatsapp? Their investment (or lack of) in servers is a non issue when there is absolutely no connection between the device and the Internet. Without data and WiFi, there is no way to reach the phone, it is cut off from the world. No amount of investment and streamlining in servers and notifications will help that.

    We might be addressing different things here since you mentioned "consistent" notifications. I'm not alluding to the broken notification on Whatsapp (delayed, phanton, repeated) but the fact that without the Audio API 'hack', messaging apps like Whatsapp cannot even connect to the Internet in the first place. The argument about Whatsapp's lack of investment addresses the broken notifications but not the connectivity issue.

    Skype is not the same since it is a VoIP app as well. Microsoft does indeed provide an API for agents of VoIP apps to always remain active and keep the connection alive. However, Whatsapp has no VoIP component so that API would be a 'misuse' as well. Not sure about Line and WeChat, really curious to know exactly what API they are using. Couple of other messaging apps are not in fact always connected. You can only test this by turning OFF data and then relying purely on WiFi and turning off the screen for elongated periods (without enabling the keep alive option).

    I've seen Liquid Daffodil make some posts around. Can you perhaps guide to me a post where he explains how he manages to keep the WiFi alive and which API he uses?

    Thanks
    03-27-2013 03:22 PM
  20. ah06's Avatar
    To add a little bit of context to the above. I think users in western countries (hence likely with persistent data connections) are fundamentally misunderstanding the issue at hand.

    Windows Phone CAN keep data connection alive at all times
    Windows Phone 7/7.5/7.8 CANNOT keep a WiFi connection alive at times (though 8 now has a user opt-in option to)
    Windows Phone provides NO API for instant messaging apps to always keep listening or keep the network connection alive when there is no Data and WiFi

    These 3 things mean IM apps are a complete no-go in developing markets or indeed for anyone without a Data plan. This is the primary reason Whatsapp uses a known background API (audio streaming) to keep the WiFi connection alive so that Whatsapp can receive messages when the screen is off (and the WiFi would otherwise be terminated & Data connection would already be non-existent).

    So for those with Data connections, it might look silly why Whatsapp uses Audio streaming and hence the incorrect conclusion that it is for ease of notifications. However, the reality is it is merely to keep WiFi alive, no other reason.
    03-27-2013 03:28 PM
  21. ah06's Avatar
    I dug around a bit, looks like we've had similar discussions before :D (but in comment threads of WPCentral posts)

    WhatsApp team pushes out another update with yet more improvements | Windows Phone Central

    WhatsApp updated yet again, includes more bug fixing | Windows Phone Central

    and my reply WhatsApp updated yet again, includes more bug fixing | Windows Phone Central

    Also, this post http://forums.windowscentral.com/bla...ml#post1919492 by ammarmalik2011 is right. The Audio streaming API certainly would drain battery but it is not responsible for the massive battery drain caused by Whatsapp. Whatsapp really kills the battery when you are IN the app and actively chatting. During this time, there is no background audio running (Can be verified by hitting the volume buttons).

    Other messaging apps have a problem with instant notifications too (to the best of my knowledge). VoIP apps (like Skype and in the future, Viber) have it better since they can use the VoIP API to be in always ON mode.
    03-27-2013 03:47 PM
  22. prakashe's Avatar
    It stays within Whatsapp. You go to the contact where you got the video from. Tap on ... then tap on info. Then swipe left. It should be under media. - If you uninstall whatsapp - all that goes! I don't think you can save it to phone.
    oh okay!
    03-28-2013 01:49 AM
  23. nutnithin's Avatar
    DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET OUT OF A WHATSAPP GROUP IN WINDOWS 8 NOKIA 920?
    just touch the group name for long from the list of chats and you l get a pop up of email chat, del and one more..just press del and you are done..
    03-28-2013 02:40 AM
  24. LithiumX's Avatar
    Hey there,

    Is there a way to edit / change the whatsapp interface? I have a new lumia 820, love it but i HATE the whatsapp style. Why is there no colours in group chats?

    Also, there is no "X" to delete a notification of another chat on top of the screen? Is this something WP should fix with an update or is mine bugged?

    thanks!!

    Greets
    03-30-2013 12:48 PM
  25. CJC_2031's Avatar
    I get phantom notifications on tile (no message actually there) and for some reason, I never get any audio notifications at all on my Lumia 810. I have every notification setting on that I can find.
    03-30-2013 10:09 PM
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