Good news for all windows phone users.
Whatsapp is back on the windows phone store and its been updated.
Now you can add chat backgrounds, change privacy settings to hide last seen etc, and turn off auto download of media too!!!!
This brings it on par with the versions of whatsapp on other operating systems. We suggest you update the app now.
Here’s the communication we received from whatsapp
We recently released an update (Version 2.11.490) to WhatsApp for Windows Phone. It includes bug fixes and new features.
Please download the latest version of our app from [Marketplace](http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/whatsapp/218a0ebb-1585-4c7e-a9ec-054cf4569a79) and let me know if you are still experiencing the same issue.
WhatsApp Support Team