skype for windows phone

Two major apps have received updates on Windows Phone – WhatsApp and Skype. WhatsApp only recently made a comeback on the Windows Phone Store with new added features after disappearing from it a month ago altogether.

The update for WhatsApp takes it to version 2.11.516.0. The changelog only mentions “Various enhancements and bug fixes”. We haven’t discovered anything new either. Given that the app received a major update only recently, we might not see a lot of new features anytime soon.

The update for Skype brings support for Cortana in the US. Users can now simply make calls using Cortana. To make a call, simply shout, “Skype get Lara Kingwell (for instance) on the screen” and you’re all set. The update also adds support for 51 languages against 19 earlier. Also, the new version allows Windows Phone 8.1 users to see any emails, texts and Skype updates in the Action Center. You can also edit last sent message in case you make typo errors in a hurry.

Find the store links for both the apps below.

Skype – Windows Phone Store

WhatsApp – Windows Phone Store