Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reportedly said ending support for all devices running Windows Phone 7 by June 30, 2017.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has brought a lot of changes to its app in the recent past. With it is recently-launched re-vamped ‘Status’ feature, it seems like the company is planning on take the other social-networking apps on, as far as the chatting experience has been concerned. The app is pretty popular among fellow users too. Not only does it serve as a daily form of communication for many, it has also proven to be one of the beneficial one for those who conduct businesses virtually. In times like these where WhatsApp has become such an important medium of communication, what were to happen if it were to suddenly stop working?
According to a report published by Express, Facebook-owned WhatsApp will reportedly stop working on all devices from by June 30 in running Windows 7 mobile phones. The company made the announcement officially sometime in last year wherein it stated that while these mobile devices have an important part to play in their own story that they don’t offer the kind of capabilities require in order to expand their app’s features in the future.
“This is a tough decision for all of us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to be in touch with friends, family and loves ones using WhatsApp,” the company said in an official blog post.
Fortunately for most Windows users, they can expect a great update too.
The company was recently rumoured to be working on a new feature for Windows devices that would apparently allow WhatsApp users to keep their chat-data such as photos, GIFs, messages and videos organised. Users will be able to know how many messages, photos or GIFs, etc have been exchanged with each and every individual.