WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that it will stop supporting Windows Phone platform on December 31, 2019. The app will stop working on Windows 10 platform on December 31st. Back in 2017, the company announced that it will stop supporting Windows Phone 8.0 platform. A new update as posted on the company’s blog, gave a list of platforms that it will stop supporting which includes all versions of the Windows Phone platform.
WhatsApp has already stopped support for Blackberry OS users back in 2017. It has also stopped supports for Android versions older than 2.3.3 and Windows Phone 7 back in 2016.
A comment for WhatsApp spokesperson reads:
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. WhatsApp will continue working on Windows phones through the end of the year.
While WhatsApp is ending support for the Windows Phone platform, new reports suggest that the company is working on a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app. According to the report, the UWP app will run on the recent version of Windows Phone and Windows Desktop platforms.
Although, there has been known official confirmation yet on the report. We shall wait to know what WhatsApp has in store for us.