Social networking giant Facebook will retire some of its Windows Phone apps by the end of the month. The information was supported by a Microsoft spokesperson who stated that the social networking firm will discontinue service for Instagram, Messenger and Facebook apps for Windows Phone from April 30. This movement would render Windows Phone users with no choice except to get the services through third-party apps and their cellular web variants.
But as of today, there’s not any word about what’s going to occur to WhatsApp for Windows Phone. There are not any speculations about it also, so we might need to await an official note from the company to understand if WhatsApp will continue functioning or not. As of this moment, WhatsApp simply has support for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile versions.
We ought to mention that lately Google also closed a number of its services such as Google+, Inbox from Gmail and Allo. And today, with Facebook also shutting down three of its apps on April 30, it truly appears to be the season of merchandise becoming closed down. Article the shutdown, the mobile versions of those the third-party apps are going to be the only method to get these services through Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile apparatus.
It’s worth mentioning that the accounts concerning the ending of service for Facebook apps first surfaced on Engadget. The affirmation in Microsoft about those apps being discontinued also looked at precisely the exact same report.
The sole real reason by Facebook has opted to complete support for these apps is the Windows Phone system is actually dead and there are barely any users left onto it. It’s worth adding that Microsoft will end the service for the most recent edition of Windows 10 Mobile — 1709 — from the end of the season. On the other hand, the smartphones that run Windows 10 Mobile 1703 will eliminate aid in June itself.
What’s more, quite a few big apps are already working on Windows Phone devices. But, even today, it isn’t clear how many users are still using Windows Phone apparatus. It needs to be quite less thinking about that all these apps are finishing support for this.
As we mentioned previously, Microsoft is ending support for Windows 10 Mobile in December 2019. The software giant has also asked its customers to proceed to Android or iOS.
On its ‘End of Service’ page, the business wrote, “With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device. Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices.”