WhatsApp does not work for you on your mobile with Windows Phone? This is the problem

WhatsApp for Windows Phone

Despite the fact that since the market share was much lower than that of other operating systems, Microsoft finally decided to completely discontinue its version of Windows adapted to mobile devices, beyond tablets and convertibles that have Windows 10, there is still a fairly small number of users who have a smartphone with Windows Phone or Windows Mobile.

If this is your case, and you were using WhatsApp on that device, unfortunately you should consider replacing it with a more recent one, since like happened a few years ago with Windows Phone 7, from the Facebook team have announced that they will stop providing support for their WhatsApp for Windows Phone app entirely, regardless of the version installed.

If you're still using Windows Phone, say goodbye to WhatsApp

As we mentioned, in this case the same thing has happened as a few years ago, and WhatsApp has announced through its official blog that effectively they completely stop supporting their application for Windows Phone and Windows Mobile in all its versions, in addition to many other operating systems:

You will no longer be able to use WhatsApp on the following platforms:

  • Nokia Symbian S60, as of June 30, 2017
  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, as of December 31, 2017
  • Nokia S40, as of December 31, 2018
  • All Windows Phone operating systems, as of December 31, 2019
  • Android version 2.3.7 or earlier, as of February 1, 2020
  • iPhone running iOS 7 and earlier, as of February 1, 2020

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This basically means that from WhatsApp They will continue to allow the application to be installed on Windows Phone devices, but they will not receive any type of update or offer support for the same. It does not seem to be that serious, but logically as new functionalities are incorporated into the application, users of this operating system will not receive them, and what is worse, the simplest change in any of the current ones could make it stop working in the Windows Phone version.

In this way, it is very likely that at any time the bugs and errors in the application begin If you have this operating system, something that is inevitable considering its age, but it is still a path that others such as Facebook or Instagram have already passed. Thus, it would be a good idea to switch to iOS or Android now to be able to continue enjoying it to the fullest.

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