WhatsApp Working On New Windows Application That Might Make Your Lumia Relevant

WhatsApp to end support for Windows phone on Dec 31 2019

WhatsApp has announced that it would stop providing support for Windows OS at the end of this year. "WhatsApp will continue working on Windows phones through the end of the year", a WhatsApp spokesperson said in a statement to Gadgets 360.

Earlier, WhatsApp support ended for Windows Phone 7 on December 31, 2016. (Not that installing pre-release software without expecting to encounter some major problems is ever really advisable.) Microsoft said the build doesn't support its Your Phone app, isn't compatible with certain SD cards from Realtek and has various other known issues besides. WhatsApp in the blog post also warned users that some of the social-messaging app's platform may stop working on Windows devices.

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WhatsApp has announced its intentions to discontinue support for all smartphones running the Windows operating system.

"Because we will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time", the company wrote. This goes for some older versions of Android and iOS as well.

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(Web Desk) - If you are still using Windows Phone in 2019, you now have another reason to buy a new Android or iOS based device! WhatsApp is working on a new application that will be coming to UWP (Universal Windows Platform) at some point. This basically means that Windows Phone users would no longer be able to use WhatsApp in 2020. Prior to it, the company ended support for devices running Windows Phone 8.0 platform, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS on December 31, 2017. These included 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.

Critics have claimed that the apps available on Windows phones pale in comparison to their iOS and Android counterparts. Skype and WhatsApp had also withdrawn their services from phones run on Windows.

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