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WhatsApp missing from Windows Phone Store

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WhatsApp missing from Windows Phone Store
Popular messaging app WhatsApp is AWOL from the Windows Phone Store. The app constantly ran into problems on Windows Phone 8.1, but did work on Windows Phone 8. Searching for WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices, results in a message that says "We couldn't find a match. Try a different spelling or search term." On the Windows Phone Store, the messaging app did show up, but with a line that said that it was no longer published.

One possibility is that since the app didn't work well on Windows Phone 8.1, WhatsApp decided to take it down until its tech team could offer a version that works with Windows Phone 8.1. This way, no Windows Phone user will have a bad experience with it, while waiting for a version that will work with the updated platform.

WhatsApp is waiting for foreign regulators to give the all-clear sign to Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of the company. Last month, the FCC approved the deal on the condition that WhatsApp and Facebook follow through on the promises made to WhatsApp users before, during and after the bid was made by Facebook. The agency wants to hold Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to his promise that "We are absolutely not going to change plans around WhatsApp and the way it uses user data."

As far as Windows Phone users are concerned, it all doesn't mean a thing unless WhatsApp returns to the platform.

WhatsApp is no longer published for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

WhatsApp is no longer published for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1


source: WhatsApp via WPCentral

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posted on 18 May 2014, 01:25 8

1. james1 (Posts: 97; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


First signs that Facebook is doing a terrible job managing Whatsapp.

posted on 18 May 2014, 01:29 3

2. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Whatsapp is not acquired by facebook yet.

posted on 18 May 2014, 04:48 12

18. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Or first stigns that Microsoft is doing a terrible job managing Windows Phone.

posted on 18 May 2014, 17:43 4

52. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Troll detected!

posted on 18 May 2014, 22:10

58. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Delusional detected

posted on 19 May 2014, 00:45 1

64. AJagtiani (Posts: 466; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Retard detected !!

posted on 18 May 2014, 08:16 2

30. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Right....and just how many other platforms are having this same issue with Whatsapp?

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:37 3

51. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


It's not Facebook (you dilding dodo), it's probably Micro$oft trying to force everyone (AGAIN) to use their "Universal" (we control everything) Log-In; you know like, Hotmail, Skype, Live ID all-in-one. Horrible, or like the French would say, Horrible!

posted on 18 May 2014, 01:30 4

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"Whatsapp has been a problem since I first got my 920, 2 years ago. Notifications and crashes. Not sure whether its the app or OS or just my ISP. Well just hope that Whatsapp make a new one that doesn't give to many problems."

One of the many negative comments on the quality of this app for Windows Phone. I'm sure Facebook is busy fixing things so the app can be put back in the store. They don't want to miss any important data that they can sell.

posted on 18 May 2014, 01:46 3

4. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Well, at least Windows Phone 7 users aren't affected :)

posted on 18 May 2014, 01:59 2

5. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


The beta is still here and was updated just yesterday, so they're definitely not bailing out

posted on 18 May 2014, 02:12 1

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Gone are the simple days when people just texted each other. I still don't get the hype behind using this app lol.

posted on 18 May 2014, 02:45 1

9. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Some countries haven't gone to unlimited SMS included with plans. They charge very high rates per text, so people use Whatsapp to send messages through data instead of SMS.

posted on 18 May 2014, 06:30

23. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


In addition to Doakie, people can also IM photos and videos without any restriction of border which a carrier would've charged in a form of international tariff what not.

I've even removed hangouts from my shortcuts on dock with Whatsapp and Viber.

posted on 18 May 2014, 08:39

32. jojon (Posts: 336; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


excellent post...

posted on 18 May 2014, 02:26

7. vinod323 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Ohhh......whatsapp is really missing....i just checked the store.....
Whatsapp had too many issues and bugs seens on WP8....
but guys...when i updated my phone to WP8.1....it is doing very well......
after OS update, its never crashes when sliding up....notifications also very good...
overall it was OS fault....but not the app.....
now its gone from store.....
it means if we uninstall it....we never gonna see it on wp or what...??????

posted on 18 May 2014, 02:37

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


.... :(

posted on 18 May 2014, 06:51

26. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Your trying to say it has hardly no major apps and games?

I believe you if you are

On Android and ios and BB it has the apps that I'm looking for but on WP it does not

posted on 18 May 2014, 17:47 1

53. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


If WP had NO apps, why would PA specifically put up a section for WP in their monthly round up of the best apps and games?

Arte, stop with the trolling dude. You're only spoiling your reputation at PA. If you hate WP, then don't even look at its articles. Why do you troll? WP has all the popular apps found in the iOS and Android app stores. Stop with the cribbing.

posted on 18 May 2014, 22:13

59. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I said "no major apps and games"

posted on 18 May 2014, 17:50 2

54. AJagtiani (Posts: 466; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Saying BB has the apps i'm looking forward to but WP doesn't shows how ignorant and stupid you are. The BB app store has only 100,000 apps, while WP store has 250,00 plus apps. Not only in terms of quantity, WP has better and way more apps than BB even in quality.

So stop with your trolling, you cheap POS.

posted on 18 May 2014, 22:14

60. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Ab hominem attack

Take it easy

No need to be repulsive

Tone it down jealous jelly

posted on 19 May 2014, 06:14

65. papss (unregistered)


I say keep it up.. don't respect people who are pothetic lossers who can't handle a comment section without trolling

posted on 18 May 2014, 02:59 5

11. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


hahahahaha I love it when I see WP having problems. an app with 0.5 billion users is not something to play with.

posted on 18 May 2014, 03:05 2

13. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I know you do, because you hate seeing non-Android platforms grow. KitKat had similar problems. A lot of app reviews had the complaints. Better for the app to exist without any major problems than give the users a bitter time.

posted on 18 May 2014, 03:08 4

14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I see kitkat had problems only ART runtime, it was fine on dalvik.

posted on 18 May 2014, 03:09 1

15. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Both, actually.

posted on 18 May 2014, 04:05 3

17. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


No, WhatsApp ran fine on Dalvik on Android, problems arose on ART only.

posted on 18 May 2014, 05:41 3

21. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


This was about some apps in general. The new update causes some app to cock up but Comment #11 doesn't realise that same thing happens on other OS's.

posted on 18 May 2014, 03:12 1

16. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


And read the article before you comment.

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