Facebook and its sister apps Messenger and Instagram will stop working on smartphones with Windows Phone operating system , which can be a big blow for Microsoft devices.
Facebook, Instagram and Messenger will no longer work on Windows Phone
And it is that the company has decided to stop giving technical support to the Facebook, Instagram and Messenger apps on this type of devices as of April 30, which means that users who want to use it will have to do it through the browser. your mobile or tablet.
Windows Phone has tried to position itself since its birth in the world of mobile devices, but it is hard as its Android and iOS rivals continue to take over the market. So this decision of which has informed a spokesman of Facebook to Engadget can suppose a clear backward step in his development in this sector.
However, it is still unknown how many users may be affected by this decision although it is known that these Facebook, Instagram and Messenger applications are among the most downloaded from the Microsoft online store.
At the moment, it is still unknown if this decision will have a domino effect and will also affect other applications dependent on Facebook, such as WhatsApp, which apparently will continue to be available and running for Windows Phone.
The market share of Windows Phone in 2017 was, according to a report by the IDC firm, of 0.1 percent globally, but it is said that this figure has dropped globally in recent years.