WhatsApp Messenger, a smartphone messenger available for Windows Phone, Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Nokia phones, has vanished from the Windows Phone Store just recently due to some technical issues.
If you would try to search for the app on devices running both Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, this is what you’ll find out, “We couldn’t find a match. Try a different spelling or search term.”
WhatsApp which works on Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, and Windows Phone 7.5 is no longer published – a warning expressly written in their official store at Windows Phone Store website.
Reports said that the removal of the app from the Windows Phone Store was actually intentional on the part of WhatsApp Inc. and that it was done in order to fix some technical problems by closely working with Microsoft to resolve the issues.
In an official statement from WhatsApp?s press relations spokesperson, Neeraj Arora, sent to an independent Windows Phone community website, the company said:
“Unfortunately, due to technical issues, we have chosen to un-publish WhatsApp Messenger on the Windows Phone platform. We are working closely with Microsoft to resolve the issues and hope to return to the store shortly. We apologize to our users for the temporary inconvenience.”
Reviews from WhatsApp users are flooding ?the official website of WhatsApp and some of them said:
– Where is WhatsApp???
– Poor quality app, very limited compare to the other platforms. It appears that Windows phone is being boycotted.
– Update please or release beta version for public.
WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary instant messaging subscription service for smartphones that uses the internet for communication. Aside from text messaging, it allows users to send images, video, audio media messages, and location using integrated mapping features.
Reports said that WhatsApp had over 500 million monthly active users, 700 million photos and 100 million videos shared each day, and more than 10 billion messages each day as of April 2014.
As of now, many WhatsApp users are waiting for the immediate action of the company to bring the app back in the Windows Phone Store as soon as possible.
(Photos courtesy of http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/whatsapp)