Windows phones are now biting the dust and social media giants are also pulling their hands off. Facebook recently announced that its social media applications Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger will stop supporting the Windows-based phones in 2019. Instagram is already not supported by the Windows 10 mobile platform. WhatsApp is the next one in the line up to be pulled off.
WhatsApp has always committed itself to the support of Windows Phone by releasing frequent updates and improvements. But, all things come to an end and this support of WhatsApp is set to retire on Windows Phones.
In an updated FAQ Page, WhatsApp said that you can no longer create new accounts, nor reverify existing accounts for the following operating systems: Android versions 2.3.7 and older until February 1, 2020, iOS 7 and older until February 1, 2020, and Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019.
Microsoft also pulled the plug off stating that their support will end in December, device backups for settings and some apps will continue for three months until March 10, 2020.
A spokesperson from Facebook stated, “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,”