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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 Now Back on Google Play Store After its Sudden Disappearance

Due to the sudden disappearance, those who were looking to join WhatsApp for the first time were not able to install it via the Play Store

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

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Saturday confirmed that the app was now back on the Google App store after its sudden disappearance.

New users’ can download the app on Android phones by just typing WhatsApp on the search box of Google Play Store.

Unfortunately, the reason for the short absence remains unclear.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device.

Users on Friday reported that the Facebook-owned instant chat messenger app disappeared from the Google Play Store.

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Due to the sudden disappearance, those who were looking to join WhatsApp for the first time were not able to install it via the Play Store. (IANS)

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