WhatsApp on Windows Smartphone will no longer support from this date

Ruben Fields
May 11, 2019

Attached to the original message, it announced they would be withdrawing support on all Windows Phone systems by the end of the year. This means that Windows Phone users will not be able to use WhatsApp in 2020.

'With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device, ' the company explained.

In the meantime, the software giant is working on builds from the 20H1 branch, the feature update set to be released a whole year from now.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced that it will end support for Windows Phone on December 31, 2019.

'Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time'. If we talk about earlier December 31, 2017, the company was shut down for 'Blackberry OS', 'BlackBerry 10', and 'Windows Phone 8.0' and the rest of the platforms.

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In addition to Windows 10 Mobile, WhatsApp will also be retired for a number of other platforms, including Android versions 2.3.7 and older and iOS 7 and older.

The operating system dipped to a 0.3 per cent of the market share by the end of Microsoft's third financial quarter in 2016. WABetaInfo in a tweet on Tuesday said that WhatsApp is working on a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app.

The Apple App Store was only a few months old then, and about 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia. The app would effectively allow the app to be used on recent versions of Windows Phone and Windows Desktop platforms. Skype and WhatsApp had also withdrawn their services from phones run on Windows. Besides these, even older Android devices running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread will not be able to run the messaging app in 2020.

WhatsApp in recent time became aggressive with the features and introduced many features in quick succession, which includes the sticker features or group calling features.

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