Many mobile device users have enjoyed the free messaging features of WhatsApp. However, it was announced in 2016 that WhatsApp would no longer support Windows Phone 7. Thus, if you own a Windows Phone 7, you will no longer be able to use this free messaging app on your mobile device.

Moreover, since the end of July 2016, mobile phone users on a Windows Phone 7 device will no longer be able to create a WhatsApp account. Likewise, it will no longer be possible to move a WhatsApp account to any Windows Phone 7.

Nevertheless, there are requirements that you are going to meet if you want to use WhatsApp on a Windows phone. Here are a couple of these requirements.

  • You need to use a phone that runs Windows Phone 8 version or even higher to be able to install WhatsApp.
  • You also need to have an active Internet connection on your phone.

WhatsApp offers cross-platform as well as end-to-end instant messaging application for mobile devices. Basically, it requires Internet connection to make one to one video calls and voice calls, as well as send documents, text messages, images, PDF files, videos, and some audio files, among others.

The app also made it to the top with a user base of more than one billion users, which makes it the most famous messaging app in the first quarter of 2016.

In its latest update, WhatsApp enables users to play videos without even waiting for them to be downloaded. So, even if the video were playing, it would still be downloaded to your phone. Thus, you can have face-to-face chats with family and friends worldwide. You might just be charged with use of data on your mobile device. In addition, you can now be able to send and receive animated GIFs.