Whatsapp support for Windows Phone has ended

WhatsApp is saying goodbye to the Windows Phone world by officially ending support for the mobile platform managed by Microsoft.

WhatsApp is officially ending support for the mobile platform managed by Microsoft.

The Facebook-owned company has decided to stop supporting all Windows Phone versions.

So no matter which Windows Phone iteration your device has, it won’t get official support for WhatsApp starting today.

The instant messaging app that has over 1.5 billion users across the globe is also dropping support for devices running Android version 2.3.7 and older along with iPhone models running iOS 8 and older from February 1, 2020.

What does this mean for Windows Phone users?

WhatsApp will continue to work on your Windows Phone device. It is, however, important to note that you won’t receive any future updates or security fixes.

“Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time,” WhatsApp says in it’s FAQ section outlining the end of support for Windows Phone versions.

Since July this year, WhatsApp has been unavailable for download from the Microsoft Store.

Windows 10 Mobile, which is the successor to the earlier Windows Phone versions, is also reaching it’s end of life from Microsoft in January 14, 2020.

This means that once again, while you’ll be able to use the platform, it won’t receive any security updates starting early this month.

Written by Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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