On Tuesday, WhatsApp made an announcement that it won’t be available on Microsoft Phones from 31st December. The news is in offering that WhatsApp Beta Watcher’s Universal Windows Platform is in development. And it will be available for both Microsoft Phones & Desktop Platforms. End of help for this situation doesn’t simply mean an absence of future updates. However, the application will stop working on all Microsoft Phones and Desktops.
END-Of-Services Date of WhatsApp for Windows Phone
The Facebook-owned messaging app has updated its blog post and it clearly says, “WhatsApp will end its services for all variants of Microsoft Phone on 31st December 2019”.
That clearly means that in 2020 Microsoft phone users won’t be able to use WhatsApp on their phones and Desktops.
In an announcement made to Gadgets 360, and a Whats app representative told Gadgets 360 about the last update of the app, “Following Microsoft’s ongoing choice to end support for Windows Mobile gadgets in December, WhatsApp will discharge its last update for Microsoft telephones in June. WhatsApp will keep chipping away at Windows telephones through the year’s end.”
Just to remind Facebook-owned messaging app stopped working in Windows Phone 7 back in 2016 too.
Separately, the blog clearly mentions that the app will stop working on old versions of Android (v2.3.7 and older) and iOS (iOS 7 and older) on February 1, 2020.
WhatsApp UWP rumor
In a tweet on Tuesday WABetaInfo mentioned, “Facebook-owned messaging app is developing a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application. This would allow the application to be used on recent variants of Microsoft Phone and Desktop.” The beta watcher didn’t specify exactly when such an application would be launched, or whether it would invalidate the end of support declaration. As this is still in the domain of bits of gossip, though from a very reliable source. We’ll simply need to sit back and watch what Facebook-owned messaging app has coming up for the Windows.