WhatsApp Will End Support For This Phone; Tap To Find Out
If you are a windows phone user then we have really bad news for you. Apparently, the most popular instant messaging platform in the world, WhatsApp, will soon be ending its support for these devices after December 31, 2019.
This basically means that Windows Phone users would no longer be able to use WhatsApp in 2020. WhatsApp will release its last and final update for the platform in June this year. “Following Microsoft’s recent decision to end support for Windows Mobile devices in December, WhatsApp will release its final update for Windows phones in June. WhatsApp will continue working on Windows phones through the end of the year,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said in a statement.
The Facebook-owned platform had earlier ended support for Nokia Symbian S60 in June 2017, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 in December 2017 and Nokia Symbian S40 in December 2018.
In the blog, WhatsApp also mentioned that it would be ending support for Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020, and iPhone iOS 7 and older after February 1, 2020. However, if you are a hardcore Windows fan, there still might be hope. The app would effectively allow the app to be used on recent versions of Windows Phone and Windows Desktop platforms. There’s no word on when the app would be released and whether it would effectively stop being compatible with Windows Phone platform at the end of support announcement.
While WhatsApp is ending support for the Windows Phone platform, new reports have emerged suggesting that the company is working on a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app. The UWP app will reportedly run on the recent version of Windows Phone and Windows Desktop platforms. As this is still in the realm of rumours, though from a very reliable tipster, we’ll just have to wait and see what WhatsApp has in store for the Windows platform.