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Social media giant Facebook recently announced that it will stop supporting Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger applications for Windows Phone in 2019. Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile has already been pulled for Windows Phones and it looks WhatsApp is also on the list.

WhatsApp has always remained committed to its Windows Phone initiative and the updates are rolled out to the platform every few months with all important improvements.

In an updated blog, Facebook announced that it also plans to retire WhatsApp for Windows Phone and the application will stop working on all versions of Windows mobile after December 31, 2019. As there is no third-party alternative to WhatsApp, the users would have to move to a supported platform like Android and iOS to continue using the service.

At the moment, WhatsApp only supports Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile versions. Support for Windows Phone 8 and 7 have already ended.

Facebook’s decision to end support for WhatsApp is hardly surprising given the Windows 10 Mobile will stop receiving updates from Microsoft after 2019.

The phones with Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update will lose support in June and the last standing force of Microsoft’s mobile hardware will also stop receiving software updates after December 2019.

  • “Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile has already been pulled for Windows Phone” Nope its Still Working ,Even though the 30th April Banner Exist

    • Diogo Dikas

      yes that’s true, was working fine today but… not available in the market app…
      DON’T UNISTALL it use it will you can!
      IG is over for me on my lumi930
      I was “forced” to try to reinstal my IG it was cosuming 8gb of storage…
      f@ck IG it’s not productive any way… goodbye for a while…
      I will keep using my device untill messenger and whatsap works!

      • awaid

        how can I download the app again its already in my library of downloads when I sign in to my Msft account will I am able to download it or not ?

        will it work ? as I am getting lumia 930 after this month please reply

        Thankyou

        • Diogo Dikas

          You can’t! I thought the same! I also have it on my library but when you try it will say device not compatible, if you notice now on device requirements its only available for PC not for mobile anymore… So oficially there is no way you can install IG again, if there are other ways I don’t know… But 6tag(very fast but very limited) or Winsta(emulator slow but does the job) seem to be the only unoficial reliable apps still working .

          • awaid

            How about on win phone 8.1 install on it and then update on new build and backup also I had a old backup with installed apps will the backup works?

            have you tried the backup of apps you installed there must be a way I don’t mind the banner saying app is not working after 30 April please reply

          • Diogo Dikas

            About win8.1 I have not tried but I doubt It’s available on market also.
            I haven’t ever tried using backups (for win10 mobile) but that might actually work if IG is not to much old backup. I will not put much more time effort on this, just because IG it just doesn’t worth it for me…

          • awaid

            please have a look into it now no one really do any tutorials

            Please try I really need the ig app even it’s showing the ennding 30 April banner I am waiting for lumia 930 patiently

            can you please do I am thankful to you

    • awaid

      how can I download the app again its already in my library of downloads when I sign in to my Msft account will I am able to download it or not

      Will it work?

      please reply

      • if your able to install it will surely work ,I use
        Instagram daily with my Lumia

  • Ahmed Hassan

    I hope this become fake news or rumors , because i’m very dependency at WhattsApp on windows 10 mobile and my handset is still new and has good condition and i’m already hate android platform and other IOS , I don’t know if this happens what I can do at this case and I have own 3 devices with windows phone , and I think can’t find anybody to sell this died devices , really awful .