With 2019 nearing an end, the Facebook-owned messaging platform, Whatsapp, is ending support for all Windows phones on December 31, 2019.
In the past, WhatsApp has discontinued its service for some phones including several Nokia, Blackberry, Android and Apple devices.
WhatsApp is ending its service for the Windows phones as “they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future”, the company reveals.
This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.
In a press note Microsoft said, “Technology has evolved along with the needs and expectations of your customers and partners who have already adopted Android or iOS platforms and devices. Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on the supported Android and iOS devices.”
Going forward, Whatsapp will not work on some iPhones as well as Android phones after February 1, 2020.
The messaging platform has officially confirmed that all iPhones running iOS 7 and older OS versions will no longer support WhatsApp. In addition, WhatsApp will also stop working on Android phones running on versions 2.3.7 and older.