WhatsApp finally decided to officially stop support for Windows phones from today itself. So now it is high time to upgrade to an Android/iOS device from a Windows device. Facebook-owned WhatsApp will also stop supporting devices running Android 2.3.7 and older or iOS 8 and older from 1st February 2020.
Also, there is no option to transfer your chat history between platforms, you can export the chat history as an email attachment. WhatsApp was removed from Microsoft store on 1st July 2019 and Microsoft also officially ended support for Windows Phone on 10th December 2019.
WhatsApp will provide support for and recommend using the following devices:
- Android running OS 4.0.3+
- iPhone running iOS 9+
- Select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1+, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2
” You’ll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019. Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time. “
Users will be able to continue using WhatsApp on:
- Android versions 2.3.7 and older until February 1, 2020
- iOS 8 and older until February 1, 2020
So Windows Phone users have to forcefully upgrade to any other platform (Android/iOS) to continue using WhatsApp to stay connected with their friends and families.