In 2019, WhatsApp made a ‘tricky choice’ to drop hundreds of thousands of customers from the messaging app. WhatsApp for Home windows Telephone used to be at first meant to forestall running on January 1st, however the Fb-owned corporate prolonged give a boost to through two weeks after Microsoft determined to give a boost to Home windows 10 Cellular until January 14.

Beginning January 15 2020, the ones the use of a tool working Home windows Telephone 8.1, Home windows 10 Cellular or older will now not have the ability to use the app. If you happen to release WhatsApp in your Home windows Telephone, finish of give a boost to caution is displayed and you can’t view your present conversations.

“You’ll be able to now not use WhatsApp in this telephone, as a result of WhatsApp now not helps it. Faucet to be informed about switching to a supported telephone,” the message reads.

WhatsApp for Windows Phone

It’s additionally now not imaginable to create a brand new account with WhatsApp for Home windows Telephone. Moreover, a consumer can’t reverify an present account except the related telephone quantity is loaded on a supported telephone.

Fb additionally pulled WhatsApp Home windows Telephone app from the Microsoft Retailer ultimate week.

In line with Fb, Home windows Telephone customers being left with out WhatsApp through those adjustments can cope with the issue through migrating to Android or iOS. Since you can’t set up Android or iOS in your Home windows Telephone, it could be time to buy a brand new handset.

WhatsApp could also be making plans to finish give a boost to for Android Gingerbread-powered tool on February 1st, 2020. WhatsApp says Android customers will have to have Android 4.0 or more moderen to make use of the messaging app.

Different apps to additionally forestall running on Home windows Telephone

Home windows Telephone send sailed a very long time in the past and give a boost to for all variations of Home windows 10 Cellular has reached EOL (Finish of Lifestyles) on January 14. Fb, Instagram, WhatsApp, and several other different common apps have already stopped running on Home windows Telephones.

Microsoft Retailer, first-party and third-party apps are nonetheless running, however Microsoft just lately made adjustments to the app retailer that blocks builders from publishing updates for Home windows Telephones.