1. pedrogari's Avatar
    WhatsApp pulled from the Windows Phone Store [Update] - Neowin

    I dont know if will be come back shortly

    The popular instant messaging program WhatsApp was pulled from the Windows Phone Store today. Neither WhatsApp nor Microsoft have yet given any indication for the reasons behind its removal. Searching for the app on both Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 devices yields no results and, while the listing is still visible on the Windows Phone Store website, a message declares that "This app is no longer published", with no means to install the app to your handset.

    The removal, first noted earlier today by Windows Phone Central, appears to be confined to Microsoft's mobile OS, as download links in rival app stores are still working normally. Windows Phone is still listed as a supported platform on the WhatsApp site too.
    Existing users don't need to worry too much, as the app is still functioning as normal on those devices with it installed. The app is known to be very buggy when used on Windows Phone 8.1 - which is still technically a 'developer preview' - so it is possible that it was removed ahead of WP8.1's official rollout on June 24th.
    With no explanation yet forthcoming, and no hint of when it might return to the Store, Windows Phone users who wish to install the app are simply unable to do so. We'll update this article as we learn more or if WhatsApp or Microsoft make a statement regarding the cause of its removal.
    Update: Spanish website Windows Phone Apps en Espagnol has posted a screenshot of an email sent by WhatsApp to a registered member of the WhatsApp for Windows Phone beta program. It describes how the app has been pulled from the store for a few hours to fix effectively a multitude of found bugs and comes from a James M. Kinsley of the WhatsApp team.
    Last edited by Elite1; 05-19-14 at 06:57 AM.
    05-19-14 04:02 AM
  2. pttptppt's Avatar
    Hope they never get it back

    Posted via CB10
    05-19-14 07:18 AM
  3. badiyee's Avatar
    well as long as it doesn't get pulled from BlackBerry World, I really cannot give... much attention to that.

    What i'll be worried is that if suddenly my Windows Phone using friends demand me to be on so-and-so IM app, and I can't use it. (for the record, its also true of the opposite way)

    But eitherway, just a passing news with...I dont' know what to make of it (and I don't feel like making anything out of it LOL)
    05-19-14 07:19 AM
  4. bhrgvr's Avatar
    They could start using BBM. Now I don't know if BBM fir windows is released?

    Posted via CB10
    05-19-14 07:23 AM
  5. billbsb's Avatar
    If BBM was on Windows Phone, it would a nice opportunity to acquire more users. Can BlackBerry afford to lose this kind of opportunity? I think they shouldn't.
    05-19-14 07:37 AM
  6. kbz1960's Avatar
    BBM for windows phone is being worked on.
    theRock1975 likes this.
    05-19-14 07:40 AM
  7. bhrgvr's Avatar
    BBM for windows phone is being worked on.
    Can we force their hand at getting this done fast!!! I'm thinking that WhatsApp pulled it off the stores because people were complaining about the app. With 8.1 coming in they may probably have to redevelop the entire thingy...

    Posted via CB10
    05-19-14 08:02 AM
  8. kbz1960's Avatar
    Can we force their hand at getting this done fast!!! I'm thinking that WhatsApp pulled it off the stores because people were complaining about the app. With 8.1 coming in they may probably have to redevelop the entire thingy...

    Posted via CB10
    I hope they have been working fast on it.
    05-19-14 11:06 AM
  9. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Ugh Neowin. Whatsapp official statement can be found on WPCentral. Its been taken off for some bug fixes and will return shortly. They are working with Microsoft to resolve the error
    05-19-14 11:16 AM
  10. ndeep13's Avatar
    I haven't used whatsapp in forever since bbm came out cross platform

    Posted via BlackBerry z10!
    05-19-14 02:24 PM
  11. yohannyphm's Avatar
    Release BBM fast, don't let this opportunity go to waste

    Posted from my flagship Z30 10.2.1.3175/3140
    05-19-14 05:05 PM
  12. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    Release BBM fast, don't let this opportunity go to waste

    Posted from my flagship Z30 10.2.1.3175/3140
    Why? its not like BBM is racing against whatsapp to get on all platforms first. Whatsapp is already there.
    05-19-14 05:56 PM
  13. yohannyphm's Avatar
    Yes but it will give them the chance to try BBM as a multi platform offer and some will stay with it. Some people won't even try BBM because they are used to WhatsApp.

    Posted from my flagship Z30 10.2.1.3175/3140
    05-19-14 06:10 PM
  14. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    Can we force their hand at getting this done fast!!! I'm thinking that WhatsApp pulled it off the stores because people were complaining about the app. With 8.1 coming in they may probably have to redevelop the entire thingy...

    Posted via CB10
    You can't rush software and risk to make a buggy mess!

    Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2141
    05-19-14 06:11 PM
  15. eldricho's Avatar
    Shame WhatsApp for WP isn't released yet
    Would've been a great opportunity to gain some extra new users

    On the other hand, I must say that I love WhatsApp's development team. Fast responses most of the time and they're great at what they do and listening to feedback and user requests

    Posted via CB10
    05-19-14 07:43 PM
  16. f0xG3's Avatar
    You know, I kinda wish WhatsApp implement voice calls sooner. I want it to replace Viber as my BBM alternative (for non BBM users that is).

    Z30 | Z30STA100-2/10.3.0.296 | Globe PH
    05-19-14 07:48 PM
  17. crazigee's Avatar
    You can't rush software and risk to make a buggy mess!

    Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2141
    Absolutely right. No way BlackBerry should be rushing anything. If they release it with bugs it will only hurt the brand.

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    Dave Bourque likes this.
    05-19-14 08:56 PM

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