Now, the social messaging platform is going to take a big step for Windows phone user. WhatsApp announced that the company will end its support for the Windows Phone after December 31, 2019.
The end of support is not only limited to lack of future updates but it also addresses that Windows phone users will not be able to use WhatsApp anymore on this platform. This applies to run any version of the Windows OS phones.
You’ll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019, and all phones on iOS 7 or older, and Android 2.3.7 and older, as of February 1, 2020. Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time.
Until now, Facebook-owned messaging service has already stopped support for the app Nokia Symbian S60 after June 30, 2017, and the BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 stopped running the app after December 31, 2017, and Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018.
And now, it applies to Windows phones. Thus, we can say that the company will not offer any product or security updates for the WhatsApp messenger app.
As per WABetainfo report, WhatsApp is also working on Universal Windows Platform (UWP). WhatsApp messenger will be allowed by this platform to work across all Windows 10 devices, including Xbox One and its other mobile devices. The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app is now under development and it will possibly be available for both Windows Desktop and Windows Phone platforms.
You can get more information regarding this announcement on the WhatsApp blog.