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Facebook Drop Messenger Support For Windows Phones

Bad news for the less than 1% of the global smartphone market still clinging to their Windows-powered handsets – Facebook have said they’ll be dropping support for their popular Messenger app from smartphone running on Windows Phone 8.1 or earlier.

Reports out of The Sun say that Facebook is already sending out emails to users they detect will be affected.

“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,” Facebook said to users in an email.

“To continue to send and receive messages from Facebook on your phone, update your Facebook app to the latest version,” they advised.

The move follows similar cutoffs in support from both WhatsApp and Microsoft themselves, who dropped Skype support for Windows phones earlier this month.