On the off chance that you are still using Windows Phone, what with the almost 0% market share of the mobile OS, you should know that WhatsApp for Window Phone is another app set to go dark.
Unlike some other applications, WhatsApp had been getting regular updates on Windows powered phones. But even it has set its sights on retirement, with the company revealing that it would no longer work on this particular operating system come January 2020.
And while users still have half a year to prepare for the demise of WhatsApp on Windows Phone, there is another milestone that approaches next month.
That of the app being pulled from the Microsoft Store in early July.
As revealed by the developers:
“You’ll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019, and WhatsApp might not be available in the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019. Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time.”
Straight from the FAQ.
Of course, none of this is surprising, as developers have been giving up on Windows 10 Mobile applications left and right. Microsoft itself is pushing users away from its mobile platform, and other companies saying goodbye is only logical.
Sad, but logical.