Friday 10 May 2019 3:13 AM UTC
LONDON May 10: WhatsApp has announced that it will stop working on all Windows smartphones in around six months time. The messaging app will no longer work on handsets powered by the Microsoft software in December 2019, a spokesperson wrote in a blog post.
They also warned that some WhatsApp features might stop working at ‘any time’ on these devices, which Microsoft discontinued in 2017.
‘You’ll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019,’ they wrote.
The statement follows Microsoft’s decision to end support for the software from December the same year, advising people to buy iOS or Android devices.
WhatsApp also announced that by 2020, they will also withdraw support on Android versions 2.3.7 and older, or iOS 7 and older.
Windows Phone operating system was launched in October 2010 and then succeeded by Windows 10 mobile in 2015.
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