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WhatsApp to Turn off Support for Windows Phones: Report

However, you’ll be able to continue using WhatsApp on these platforms

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FILE - The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration. VOA

WhatsApp would stop support for Windows Phone on December 31, 2019 which is aligned with Microsoft’s decision to end support for their operating system, the Facebook-owned platform said on Tuesday.

After Microsoft pulls support in December, device backups for settings and some apps will continue for three months until March 10, 2020.

“Following Microsoft’s recent decision to end support for Windows Mobile devices in December, WhatsApp will release its final update for Windows phones in June.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

“WhatsApp will continue working on Windows phones through the end of the year,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.

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In an updated FAQ Page, WhatsApp said that you can no longer create new accounts, nor reverify existing accounts for the following operating systems: Android versions 2.3.7 and older until February 1, 2020, iOS 7 and older until February 1, 2020 and Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019.

However, you’ll be able to continue using WhatsApp on these platforms. (IANS)

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WhatsApp Beta Not Allowing Users to Save Profile Pictures

Details about the public roll-out of the feature remain unknown as of now

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FILE - The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration. VOA

In its latest Android beta update, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is not allowing users to save profile pictures of individuals on their devices, the media reported.

“WhatsApp has removed the possibility to save profile pictures in latest Android beta updates and WhatsApp Business beta for iOS 2.19.60.5,” web portal WABetaInfo tweeted on Wednesday.

The feature was first spotted by an India-based beta tester of the app who tweeted to WABetaInfo inquiring about the update.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

“In the latest beta version 2.19.319, the option to save profile pictures is no longer there. It is only there for groups. Please confirm if this is a bug or it is going to remain that way? (Android 9)” Swarup Mondal tweeted.

On reading into the beta feature, WABetaInfo confirmed that WhatsApp was, in fact, still allowing people to save group icons.

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Details about the public roll-out of the feature remain unknown as of now.

Earlier in April, the instant messaging app was testing an ‘Authentication’ feature which would bar users from taking screenshots of their private conversations. (IANS)