WhatsApp has been yanked from the Dwelling home windows Phone retailer attributable to “technical factors” when engaged on Dwelling home windows Phone 8.1.
Builders testing the beta mannequin of the app on the preview mannequin of Dwelling home windows Phone 8.1 have found it doesn’t run appropriately, or the least bit, on the working system, although it nonetheless works on Dwelling home windows Phone 8.
Trying the Dwelling home windows Phone Retailer for WhatsApp now returns the message “We couldn’t uncover a match. Try a definite spelling or search time interval.”
It is suspected the company, which was not too way back acquired by Fb, might need withdrawn the app as a result of the updated cell OS is predicted to launch all through the next 5 weeks.
A severely dysfunctional app could lead prospects to abandon the service, which may be harmful data for Fb, which is trying to interrupt into the chat app market.
An piece of email allegedly emanating from the WhatsApp workforce published on Spanish website Windows Phone Apps said the service would “not be accessible for the following couple of hours” as the company was updating the app.
Nonetheless it seems this timescale was significantly daring, because the e-mail was despatched two days up to now.
PC Skilled contacted WhatsApp for contact upon the state of affairs, nonetheless was however to acquire a response on the time of publication.
Nonetheless, Windows Phone Central has been given the following assertion: “Sadly attributable to technical factors, we’ve got now chosen to un-publish WhatsApp Messenger on the Dwelling home windows Phone platform.
“We’re working intently with Microsoft to resolve the issues and hope to return to the store shortly. We apologize to our prospects for the non everlasting inconvenience.”