Critics have claimed that the apps available on Windows phones pale in comparison to their i OS and Android counterparts.For example, Windows does not support Citymapper Customers were informed of the change by an email from Facebook.'Thank you for choosing to use Messenger,' the email reads.'We regret to inform you that at the end of March, the app version you're using is no longer supported and you can not send and receive messages.'To continue to send and receive messages from Facebook on your phone, update your Facebook app to the latest version.'Phones affected by the withdrawal include the Microsoft Lumia 640, 640 XL and the Lumia 535.If you find you are suddenly unable to run the app, Facebook suggests updating to the latest version, or migrating to Facebook Lite, a pared down version of the platform.If your mobile does not support the latest versions of Facebook, the company recommends going to through your mobile browser. However, the call and video features are not allowed.Share your day (snapchat like feature) is no where to be found, considering the android app has that feature.Defending its decision to end support for older versions, Facebook said in a blog: “Our team spends countless hours making it the best way to message your friends and family.“One of the ways we continue to improve is by consistently introducing rich features, like voice and video calling, games, and bots for Messenger.
Facebook is ending support for Messenger on a number of smartphones before the start of April.
I have been using my Lumia 535 for three months now.
everything was working fine until just a few days back when i noticed my Facebook Messenger trying to connect to the Wi Fi/Mobile Data network but all it does is show me this "Waiting for Network" everytime i try to connect to Facebook Messenger.i have tried a soft reset,uninstalling the messenger and re-install but to no help in this regard would be appreciated.i am attaching the screenshot below Looks like that version of Messenger is no longer supported on Windows Phone 8.1.
The social network has announced that handsets running Windows Phone 8.1 or earlier will no longer have access to its messaging app from this Saturday.
Microsoft’s mobile platform is nowhere near as popular as Android or i OS, and Facebook’s decision comes as little surprise.