With a post on the official blog, WhatsApp announces that from December 31 it will no longer support Windows Mobile devices
It's official: WhatsApp will no longer work on Windows Mobile smartphones. To make the official announcement is the application itself on its official blog: support for smartphones with the Windows Mobile operating system will end on December 31, 2019. Just 7 more months and then Windows Mobile users will no longer be able to use the messaging application on their smartphones. This is a very important decision and one that puts an end to the mobile experience of the Redmond-based company.
Windows Mobile smartphones are not the only devices that have come under the axe of WhatsApp engineers. The blog post also refers to other smartphones and operating systems: Android 2.3.7 and iOS 7 and earlier versions. In this case, however, the end of support is set for February 1, 2020. This means that users who use WhatsApp on one of these devices, from February 1 will no longer be able to do so and will be forced to change phones if they want to continue to take advantage of the messaging application.
WhatsApp, from December 31, 2019 goodbye to Windows Mobile
The news was already in the air for a while. The same Microsoft has now abandoned the project to develop a mobile operating system capable of holding its own against Android and iOS, so much so that it no longer supports the development of Windows Mobile. The decision of WhatsApp, therefore, is certainly not a bolt from the blue. Moreover, as announced on the blog, WhatsApp hasn't been developing new features for this operating system for quite some time now, and users may have problems even before December 31, 2019. Beyond this date, you will no longer be able to use this application on your Windows Mobile smartphone.
WhatsApp, goodbye iPhone 7 from February 1, 2020
Also some iPhone models will no longer be supported by WhatsApp. The news is reported always on the official blog of WhatsApp and is a hard blow for millions of users. In fact, the application will no longer work on iOS 7 and earlier versions of the Cupertino company's smartphone. Those who want to continue using WhatsApp will have to buy a new device. WhatsApp has informed that users may experience problems even before the end of the official support and that the new features as of now are not released for these devices.