WhatsApp no Longer Supported on Windows Phones

The Facebook-owned company WhatsApp will no longer be available on Windows Phones. WhatsApp is ending support for Microsoft managed mobile platforms. The changes will take place today, as explained in a Frequently Asked Question support page.

No matter the Microsoft phone you are using, WhatsApp will not be supported on any of these. Note that, WhatsApp has about 1.5 billion users right now with 400 million in India alone. Along with Windows phone, WhatsApp will stop its support for Android version 2.3.7 and some iPhones working on iOS 8 or older operating systems from Feb 1, 2020.

Ending support does not mean that the application will stop working instantly. It means that it will no longer get any updates or security fixes in the future.

WhatsApp has already been unavailable on the Microsoft store since July, but it is now official that it is leaving Microsoft.

Millions of people are using Microsoft phones all over the world, so such a big change can seriously affect effective communication all over the world. However, it can create chances for other applications to take the place of WhatsApp on Microsoft devices.

Currently, the iOS 8 and older, and Android 2.3.7 and older users are facing restrictions to create new accounts or verify the older ones.

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  1. Pity there is no work around for WhatsApp on unsupported phones it's an opportunity missed also a right pain in the butt.

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