27 June 2019
Microsoft has announced that it will soon stop supporting all Windows Phones later this year and now WhatsApp, the most popular cross-platform messaging app, has announced that it will abandon support “all Windows Phone operating systems” by December 31st this year.
The company has also warned that some of the key functions may stop prior to the cut off date. This would be because the company is no longer working on updating the application. While this could spell dooms for the ill-fated OS, there is indeed a sliver of hope for Windows Phone OS users.
I've talked about WhatsApp Business for iOS, WhatsApp Business for Android, WhatsApp for KaiOS and recently about WhatsApp Messenger and Business for iPad, before any public announcement from WhatsApp.— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) May 7, 2019
Today I can OFFICIALLY confirm that WhatsApp is working on UWP! It's real😍👍🏼 https://t.co/D5xMTNUvjs
As per a recent leak, WhatsApp is working on a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) WhatsApp application. This secret project would mean that even after WhatsApp pull off support from the Windows Phone OS, users will be able to use the messaging app thanks to the UWP app.
Though not much is known as of now, however, if this is indeed true WhatsApp UWP may end up as a PC app as well. Though it is just a speculation as of now and we will have to wait for an official announcement