Well, here comes a bad news for Windows phone users. Facebook has reportedly announced that it will drop the support for Messenger app for smartphones running on Windows 8.1 or below. Therefore, starting next month, about 76.3% of Windows phone which are currently running Windows 8.1 OS or below won’t be able to install Messenger app. However, this announcement shouldn’t affect too many people as Windows phone share market has already plummeted down to less than 1%.
According to recent reports, the Windows phone owners have started receiving notifications for Facebook stating, “Thank you for choosing to use Messenger. We regret to inform you that since the end of March, the app version you’re using is no longer supported and you can no send and receive messages. To continue to send and receive messages from Facebook on your phone, update your Facebook app to the latest version.”
Earlier, WhatsApp also dropped the support for Android 2.2 or older versions, Nokia S40, Symbian S60, Blackberry OS, iOS 6, and Windows 7 or older OS versions. Looking at the trend, Facebook Messenger is also likely to drop support for older Android and iOS versions. Earlier this month, Microsoft has also recently dropped support for older version of various OS.