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Since gradually the popularity of Windows Phones is decreasing, the social media giant is looking to end support for some of its application for Windows smartphones.
According to the market reports, Facebook might retire its three popular apps - Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram by the end of this month. The same has been confirmed by Microsoft spokesperson who confirmed that Facebook would end support for Windows Phone by April 30, 2019.
If Facebook pulls support for its three apps for the Windows phones, the users will have to depend on third-party apps and mobile Web versions. As of now, the fate of the WhatsApp Windows Phone app is ill-defined, and the instant messaging platform is available on Windows 10 and Windows Phone 8.1 versions only.
According to initial reports by Engadget which was later confirmed by Microsoft about the retirement of these three apps on the windows phones.
It is important to note that Microsoft will also be stopping the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile - 1709 by December this year. Moreover, the smartphones with Windows 10 1703 will stop receiving support from June itself. Some of the Windows phones have already lost support for many vital apps.
Recently the search engine giant Google has shut down several applications including Google Allo, Google +, Inbox by Gmail and Facebook seems to be following the footsteps of Google.
Currently, it is not clear how many users are using Windows phones, but the numbers are believed to be not that significant.