WhatsApp missing from Windows Phone Store

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.


source: WhatsApp via WPCentral

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63 Comments

1. james1

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Whatsapp is not acquired by facebook yet.

18. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

52. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Troll detected!

58. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Delusional detected

64. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Retard detected !!

30. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

51. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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!

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

4. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

5. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

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

7. vinod323

Posts: 1; Member since: May 18, 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...??????

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

.... :(

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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

53. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

59. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I said "no major apps and games"

54. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 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.

60. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Ab hominem attack Take it easy No need to be repulsive Tone it down jealous jelly

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

11. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

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

13. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 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.

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

15. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Both, actually.

17. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

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

21. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 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.

16. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

And read the article before you comment.

19. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

What the f**k are you doing here moron, it's a Windows Phone topic....not a Lagdroid topic.

22. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

I know it's a windows lagf@rt cheap topic, I came here to make fun of cheap wp wannabes, and you poopped up. May nokia's soul rip btw. :(

34. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Make fun ? Okay, so now because of you....I'll be on EVERY Lagdroid topic and I'll more ANNOYING than ever before.

37. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

hahahahahaha I'm about to cry. the truth about wp? it doesn't work, it has no apps, no one cares for it, more than 70% of it sales come from dirt cheap phones (520,620), developers hate it, major companies make 1/year while making 50 androids at the same time, it's looks terrible squares everywhere. no one cares about it

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