In what could be a piece of bad news for all the Windows Phone users out there, social networking giant Facebook has decided to pull the plug on some of its Windows Phone apps by the end of this month. So, Facebook apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Messenger will end support for Windows Phone on April 30.
Interestingly, Facebook-owned Instant messaging app WhatsApp has not decided to end support for Windows Phone yet. So, WhatsApp will keep working on Windows Phone devices even after April 30. However, the fate of WhatsApp for Windows Phone still remains unclear. More details are awaited on that front.
Photo and video-sharing app Instagram has already started notifying Windows Phone users that the app will stop working by the end of April:
“Instagram for Windows phone is Going Away Soon. Starting April 30, the Instagram for Windows Phone app will no longer be available. You’ll still be able to log into Instagram using your mobile browser.”
This development comes months after software giant Microsoft decided to put and end to all the support for Windows Phones this year. Microsoft has made it clear on its FAQ page that the company will not roll out any “new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options or online technical content updates” for Windows 10 Mobile.
Here’s the list of some of the popular Windows Phone devices that will end support for Facebook, Instagram and Messenger starting April 30:
This is not a full list of Windows Phone devices. So of course, the complete list can be expected to be much bigger.
Once these apps stop supporting Windows Phone devices, all you can do is rely on unofficial, third-party apps. However, we would like to advise you against using third-party apps for security reasons. Meanwhile, you can always use the web version of these apps on your Windows Phone.