With Windows Phone officially out of support on December 10, a growing number of software vendors and developers have announced they are abandoning maintenance and follow-up support for the platform. As previously announced by Facebook, WhatsApp, its popular live chat app, will officially cease its support on December 31, 2019. It also says it will stop supporting older versions of Android (2.3.7 and earlier) and iOS (iOS 8 and earlier) starting February 1, 2020.
“Because we will no longer actively develop these platforms, some features may stop working at any time,” he wrote in a previously published blog post. “Since the WhatsApp app for Windows Phone received a major update, the app has actually been available in Windows Phone 7, and the Metro design language that has continued to support its debut has been around for a long time.
Windows Phone users have lost support for apps from many popular vendors in the past few months, including Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, which were all retired on April 30, prompting Windows 10 The Microsoft Store on Mobile is in a semi-dead and bizarre state. But PC users also don’t have to be too nervous, WhatsApp updates will continue, and there are messages that a new UWP version will appear, and introduce the smooth design style advocated by Microsoft.