WhatsApp is one of the world's most popular applications used by more than 1.5 billion users. But July 1st is a date marked in red on the calendar. As of July 1st, WhatsApp's messaging application is no longer available on Microsoft Store: it is no longer available for download on Microsoft phones with Windows Phone operating systems, according to the company's website.
According to WhatsApp's FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions page, users are no longer able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, and WhatsApp is no longer available in the Microsoft store since July 1, in the middle of summer.
The official statement is somewhat ambiguous because the word “can” is used but the decision is final and WhatsApp will be removed from the Microsoft store.
Other mobile phones Whatsapp will stop working on
Whatsapp on Windows is known to lose technical support by the end of 2019. In addition to the version of Windows Phone that will lose support, both previous versions of Android 2.3.7 and iOS 7 will also lose support, even though Whatsapp is activated and both operating systems will be compatible until February 1, 2020. So, iOS and Android phones will also be affected. So, users that are using OS versions prior to iOS 7 and Android Gingerbread 2.3.7 will not be able to create new accounts or verify existing ones, although they will be able to use the application until this date next year.
The application will only be compatible with Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 or newer versions as well as iOs 8 or newer versions and smartphones with operating system KaiOS 2.5.1 or newer, such as the JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
With this action, WhatsApp joins other services such as Facebook, Messenger and Instagram, which have also stopped working on phones with Windows Phone as of April 30th.
After WhatsApp ceased to be compatible, the application would stop working for Windows because it was not updated.If users already have Whatsapp on their Windows phones, it may run for an indefinite time after support ends, but this is something that can happen at any time.
Will you mobile phone be affected?
The easiest way to check which version of the operating system you have on your own mobile, is to go to the Phone settings >option. Depending on which operating system version you use, the path will vary slightly, so you can enter the word "Android" in the Settings browser and click the About Phone section to learn more about your smartphone and whether you will be affected by this 'cut' from 1 July. In iOs, to check the version of the operating system you use on your mobile, you can go to Settings > General > Information.