WhatsApp has officially stopped supporting Windows Phone today.
Facebook’s messaging platform has decided to completely withdraw support from Windows Phone from 31 December 2019.
This means that you have any Windows Phone, from today it will not get official support of WhatsApp.
This instant messaging app has more than 1.5 billion users in the world and 400 million users only in India.
WhatsApp will also stop supporting Android 2.3.7 or earlier and iPhone with iOS 8 or older from 1 February 2020.
Even if support is not available for these phones, but WhatsApp will continue to work on Windows Phone.
It is worth noting that in future, the app will not get any update or security fix on these phones.
On discontinuing support for Windows Phone version, WhatsApp said, “Now we don’t do any development for this operating system, some features will never stop working.”
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WhatsApp has not been available for download on the Microsoft Store since July this year.
This service will also be discontinued on 14 January 2020 on Windows 10 Mobile, an upgrade of Windows Phone.
This means that the platform will not receive any security updates from early next month.
WhatsApp will not support even on Android & iOS
Apart from Windows Phone, WhatsApp will also not work on iPhone models running Android 2.3.7 or older and iOS 8 or older starting February 1, 2020.
It is estimated that millions of handset users around the world will be affected by this decision of the company.
It is worth noting that the facility to open a new WhatsApp account has already been discontinued on iPhone models running Android 2.3.7 or older and iOS 8 or older.
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