Social messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on phones running on Windows mobile operating system from December 31.
A FAQ section on the instant messaging app’s website stated, ‘You’ll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019”.
Further, the company said WhatsApp app had been removed from the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019, according to reports by the Economic Times of India.
According to the FAQ page, some WhatsApp features may stop functioning at any time on Windows phone as WhatsApp no longer actively develop for these operating systems.
WhatsApp is also ending support for old versions of both Android and iOS operating systems.
Deadline for Apple iPhone users with iOS 8 and Android devices with version 2.3.7 is February 1, 2020. Post this, WhatsApp will end support on these devices. Smartphone users with iOS 8 or previous and Android 2.3.7 or before operating system can no longer create new accounts. They can neither reverify their existing account. WhatsApp says that the move is essential to ensure security of its users.