Popular messaging app WhatsApp has been removed from the Windows Phone Store due to some technical issues. Those who have the app installed on their phones are able to continue using it, but those who want to install the app can’t find it on the Store, The Next Web reports. Also Read - WhatsApp beta for iOS reveals changes, here's what users might get
The publication reached out for a comment, and the company replied: Also Read - How to temporarily deactivate/permanently delete WhatsApp account
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. Also Read - WhatsApp COVID-19 relief efforts: How you can get resources during the pandemic
WhatsApp for Windows Phone is said to have been facing quite a few problems. For one the app hasn’t been updated since January of this year, and users have complained about issues including late or no notifications, and pop up messages saying “some features won’t work on Windows Phone 8.1.”
If you were to visit the Windows Phone Store website, you will be able to find WhatsApp listed, but there is a message below the app icon which reads, “This app is no longer published”.