WhatsApp to stop working on windows phone
Are you still using a mobile phone with windows operating system? Then this will be sad news to you. WhatsApp to stop working on windows phones in the next six months to come.
However, some functions on WhatsApp may stop working on windows operating systems any moment from now. Windows OS was publicly known to be the main OS for a huge number of Nokia phones since Nokia started producing smartphones. Recently Nokia parted ways with Microsoft the official manufacturer of the windows OS and joined the largest mobile OS worldwide, Android.
Over the years, windows have faced some level of decline in sales as the OS has few interests from the public making app developers lack interest in developing apps for the operating system.
Whatsapp to stop working on windows phone
WhatsApp to stop working on windows phones : This information was spotted in a blog post, the company said the messaging app will no longer work on Microsoft supported phones. This statement comes as a result of the fact that Microsoft will end support for the application by December 2019.
The company went ahead to advise users to migrate to mobile phones using other operating systems like IOS and Android.
Whatsapp also said that by January 2020 they will also withdraw the app from devices that use Android versions 2.3.7 and older, or ios 7 and older.
Windows started operating in 2010 and was updated later to windows 10 mobile in 2015. In 2017 the company said it might stop working on windows 10 mobile due to lack of interest in the software by app developers. Since windows 10 mobile is coming to end we will request or recommend users to move to other operating systems the company explained.
However, the company said their mission is to make users have more of what they want, so they’re migrating most of their apps to the ios store and the play store.
In an attempt to maintain some presence on phones, Microsoft has brought their Windows 10 PC browser, Edge to the Android and play store.
The app will allow users to share to apps, photos, and information between phones and Windows PC.
Why did windows stop working with Nokia phones?
Microsoft started relenting in its phone production business in 2016, reducing the number of employees and the decision to stop MANTRA the companies mobile –first, cloud first service.
The main problem the company faced was lack of app on their mobile platform, Facebook, Skype and other major apps used globally have left the operating system and WhatsApp joined as well. The operating systems income reduced by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter in 2016.
Some people were of the view that their apps were inferior compared to their android and ios versions.
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