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  1. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    do you think that maybe WhatsApp removed thier Application in order to make microsoft help them solve the issue as fast as possible?
    I mean, if the application was here for over half a year, and nothing changed, why remove it now? and why removing it from the 8.1 as well?
    Perhaps they asked nicely and,Microsoft gave them the blackberry treatment..."coming soon". So they had to switch tactics. If its on Microsoft, then pestering Joe Belfiore as well would work. #WeWantWhatsapp #WWW #WhatsappforWindowsPhone #WhatsappWhatsappWhatsapp
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    05-29-2014 02:39 AM
  2. chmun77's Avatar
    Again, you are imagining things. As we had already established, MS can not control if, when, and for how long any app is removed. There is no difference to the flappy bird example. In both cases the developer wanted it unpublished, so that ends it. Over. End of Story. It doesn't matter what the reason is. MS can't do anything about it.

    You might as well blame the mail man for your girlfriend not writing you a letter. You can get the mail man to beg and plead. You can get the mail man to pay her money. As long as we exclude illegal force, the mail man can't force your girlfriend to write that letter. He can't even force her to write it sooner than she otherwise would. He can only ask and offer help or bribes. That may help, but it may not. Ultimately, all the mail man can do is deliver the letter after it is written. Exact same thing here.

    Yup, think again.
    Your analogy is flawed. First of all, of course I can't blame the postman for my gf has not writing to me. But if my gf DID write to me (in this case Whatsapp is already been published on the store), and the Postman (MS) did not bother to explain why the letter is not delivered ( app is being taken down), or just because the letter is too big to be inserted into the mailbox ( Whatsapp has troubles with WP8.1, not WP8.0), or when will I be receiving the letter again ( when will Whatsapp be available) but instead he threw it away, then is the post man (MS) fault.

    Flappy Bird is removed because the developer NO LONGER want it to be published. I do understand that Whatsapp has the right to do so too. Unless you are trying to hint that Whatsapp will be withdrawn from WP store forever just like Flappy Bird as well? If not, why can't MS keep the current version, while Whatsapp continue to work with the patches instead of giving troubles to the public, especially when the problems are more related to WP 8.1? Like I mentioned before, Whatsapp is not like a game, which can be removed or put it up again as and when they like. Is one of the core apps that keeps existing WP users or even attract new buyers. Whatsapp will not be bothered if WP loses user grounds or not because WP is never their top priority.

    Anyways, you have your views about the matter while I have mine. Is no point arguing over spilled milk. But I'm not sure how many more milk will be spilled in the future just like this.... This incident has already put a lot of users to rethink about their purchases of Windows Phones. Good luck to Windows Phone.
    05-29-2014 02:41 AM
  3. IShan Bhardwaj's Avatar
    No Doubt WA is the most used messaging app. I have 180 contacts on WA but on hike 21 and telegram only 2. But Having Said that I just love Windows Phone. I have been using android for like 4 yrs but I Find Windows OS much Smoother. What WA should have done is to open the private beta so that user atleast can use the App. If U buy phone without WA is a big deal. Lets just raise our voice on twitter so that they start taking WP users seriously
    05-29-2014 02:57 AM
  4. chmun77's Avatar
    Damn... My friend just posted on FB "I'm so upset I bought this crappy phone! I need whatsapp and I can't post videos on instagram" I told him he needs 6tag ... Like 2 or 3 people posted him is it new? I told ya you shouldn't have gotten that phone! Why didn't you buy galaxy or Moto g? He paid the same for the 625 and people are saying he could've gotten a lot with Moto g or a galaxy phone... This is just a bunch of negative and horrible word of mouth. I'm sure the sales will decrease A LOT!!!!

    Sent from my Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    And this is why people has no confident in Windows Phone. Instagram is like forever in BETA and we need to depend on 3rd party alternatives to work. Not saying that 3rd party apps are bad, but no others will know what those apps are for apart from WP users themselves. WP OS itself is excellent, but the hiccups faced by the apps are putting people off from Windows Phone.
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    05-29-2014 02:59 AM
  5. spazzmeister's Avatar
    Don't think you'll find such
    Galaxy Note 3 has no battery issues.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    05-29-2014 03:10 AM
  6. dinesh84d's Avatar
    Only good thing about whatsapp being down is, the considerable increase in battery life.
    WHATSAPP is the battery killer. Hope it is fixed in next update, whenever it's coming?
    05-29-2014 03:36 AM
  7. Ultimate Insider's Avatar
    As a WP lover, I do not recommend anyone to buy a wp device!!!
    05-29-2014 03:38 AM
  8. vilmusius's Avatar
    I find very bizarre that your "loved ones" would make fun of you instead of downloading alternative app😒 I would be more worried about my relationship. I'ts just an app, chill out everybody.
    05-29-2014 03:44 AM
  9. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Your analogy is flawed. First of all, of course I can't blame the postman for my gf has not writing to me. But if my gf DID write to me (in this case Whatsapp is already been published on the store), and the Postman (MS) did not bother to explain why the letter is not delivered ( app is being taken down), or just because the letter is too big to be inserted into the mailbox ( Whatsapp has troubles with WP8.1, not WP8.0), or when will I be receiving the letter again ( when will Whatsapp be available) but instead he threw it away, then is the post man (MS) fault.

    Flappy Bird is removed because the developer NO LONGER want it to be published. I do understand that Whatsapp has the right to do so too. Unless you are trying to hint that Whatsapp will be withdrawn from WP store forever just like Flappy Bird as well? If not, why can't MS keep the current version, while Whatsapp continue to work with the patches instead of giving troubles to the public, especially when the problems are more related to WP 8.1? Like I mentioned before, Whatsapp is not like a game, which can be removed or put it up again as and when they like. Is one of the core apps that keeps existing WP users or even attract new buyers. Whatsapp will not be bothered if WP loses user grounds or not because WP is never their top priority.

    Anyways, you have your views about the matter while I have mine. Is no point arguing over spilled milk. But I'm not sure how many more milk will be spilled in the future just like this.... This incident has already put a lot of users to rethink about their purchases of Windows Phones. Good luck to Windows Phone.
    Well whatsapp would be bothered if they lose users as they are aiming for every platform. If they didn't care, they would simply not update the app ever again like Kik. Pulling the app indicates that they want to do SOMETHING and they need blackmail to do it. It could be a fix MS have ignored, or deeper access or,something. If they simply didn't give a s**t, they wouldn't update the Beta either
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    05-29-2014 03:46 AM
  10. Sheikmans's Avatar
    I am a WP user sinds Windows Mobile, but left the ship in July 2013 when there was absolutely no progress shown in OS and apps. My HTC One is for me the perfect Phone and all apps are available. But, I really miss WP 8.1, the OS is so smooth, so beautiful to look at. When I turn on my HTC 8X (as backup phone) it's alway fun to watch the tiles flipping. Android and iOS is so dull.
    That's why I was in the race for buying a Nokia Lumia 930 BUT...the situation regarding Whatsapp is for me unacceptable to move back to WP. My girlfriend is just mad at me because I adviced her to buy a Lumia 925 for a nice price last week. All our friends use Whatsapp, texting is very expensive in The Netherlands. Other friends who bought a WP phone are not happy with it and some have sold their phone and bought an Android device.
    One app can ruin WP as a platform, it just can. Ok lot's of other apps are not available yet or still in Beta, but Whatsapp is communicating software where people depend on. People are used to it and it's the one and only app that matters for most people.
    WP is lossing marketshare, right now. I have no figures, but it's what I see and hear. It's really a shame that Whatsapp and MS ignore all the complaints from the userbase. Maybe it's time for MS to do exactly what they did with Facebook, developing their own Whatsapp compatible client? No idea if that is realistic, but something needs to happen before it's way too late.
    How nice the latest phones are, without certain apps they are worthless.
    05-29-2014 03:48 AM
  11. davesannie's Avatar
    With a contract sms is free :)
    05-29-2014 03:51 AM
  12. Sheikmans's Avatar
    With a contract sms is free :)


    No it is not free with a contract. Maybe some contracts, but then again, you pay for SMS. And it isn't the same either.
    05-29-2014 03:55 AM
  13. swapnil wajpe's Avatar
    05-29-2014 04:10 AM
  14. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    Your real friends would INSTALL the other messenger app(s) to keep in contact with you once you let them know that WhatsApp experiencing bad behavior and developers are working on it,they not SWITCHING with no way of using back WhatsApp on their phone,it's a messenger app just like the many others that existed before it and we can use all with our smartphones
    Sigh, are you another American who doesn't understand the importance of WhatsApp in some countries? Just STOP suggesting we could switch to another app. IT IS NO OPTION. Most people do not communicate only with their 2 or 3 best friends. I for one communicate with dozens others who would certainly not install another app just for me. Asking us to do without WhatsApp is probably the same as for you to do without SMS.

    By the way, how do you see how many people you have in your WhatsApp favorites? Did you guys count them by hand lol?
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    05-29-2014 04:55 AM
  15. DennisvdG's Avatar
    I'd rather wake up tomorrow and find everyone using Telegram. Far better dream...
    lol
    05-29-2014 05:14 AM
  16. Nitesh Tilwani's Avatar
    I don't understand what's going on!!! Almost everybody is using WhatsApp and BBM... Now lets say i don't have both... So i decide to use Hike. I asked my family and gf to download it too... That's it... I'm happy and even if i have WhatsApp installed i don't use it... If one buys a phone just for WhatsApp, then why even spend on an iPhone, why not buy Nokia X! Nokia X also has WhatsApp after all... Come on guys, an app can't decide which phone to buy!! If that's the case then tomorrow WhatsApp will enter into contact with Apple and remove support from other platforms... It'll get commission per iphone sold... So what! All will shift to Apple!!!

    Further i agree other apps are not that popular, but come on guys SKYPE is popular... One can shift to Skype to chat too... Further Skype connects to your desktops too, unlike WhatsApp...
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    MikeSo likes this.
    05-29-2014 05:15 AM
  17. sdc1's Avatar
    Your real friends would INSTALL the other messenger app(s) to keep in contact with you once you let them know that WhatsApp experiencing bad behavior and developers are working on it,they not SWITCHING with no way of using back WhatsApp on their phone,it's a messenger app just like the many others that existed before it and we can use all with our smartphones
    You don't get it. In Europe WhatsApp is the only messenger service that is widely used, often between countries where SMS charges remove that as an option.
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    05-29-2014 05:15 AM
  18. DennisvdG's Avatar
    You don't get it. In Europe WhatsApp is the only messenger service that is widely used, often between countries where SMS charges remove that as an option.
    Exactly. If I were to ask anyone (except my mom) here in Holland to switch to a different messenger because I don't have WA, they would be like: "F that, I'll just call you or something."
    05-29-2014 05:32 AM
  19. dedracer's Avatar
    I have 387 contacts on WhatsApp ! I'm really frustrated, if I meet someone from WhatsApp developer team. Honestly, that guy will badly die ! ;) our frustration is getting high now!!
    05-29-2014 05:32 AM
  20. swapnil wajpe's Avatar
    I don't understand what's going on!!! Almost everybody is using WhatsApp and BBM... Now lets say i don't have both... So i decide to use Hike. I asked my family and gf to download it too... That's it... I'm happy and even if i have WhatsApp installed i don't use it... If one buys a phone just for WhatsApp, then why even spend on an iPhone, why not buy Nokia X! Nokia X also has WhatsApp after all... Come on guys, an app can't decide which phone to buy!! If that's the case then tomorrow WhatsApp will enter into contact with Apple and remove support from other platforms... It'll get commission per iphone sold... So what! All will shift to Apple!!!

    Further i agree other apps are not that popular, but come on guys SKYPE is popular... One can shift to Skype to chat too... Further Skype connects to your desktops too, unlike WhatsApp...
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    An average person when looking to buy a new phone would expect to that the phone he is buying has the apps he needs irrespective of the underlying OS. In that list whatsapp tops the list, now also go outside find people who are using whatsapp currently, offer them two phones one 1520 and other say Nokia XL and ask them to select one and they will get it for free, but at the same time tell that 1520 doesn't have whatsapp. You will have your answer.

    As for whatsapp going in contract with Apple, they could do it if Apple had as many users as Android. Because going iOS only will significantly bring their number of users down since whatsapp has no other revenue option than buying the app, iOS is popular in US and Whatsapp is least popular there, vice versa in India. But igonring WP won't affect them that much so even if they don't go iOS exclusive, but in turn ignore WP, they are still in good profit
    05-29-2014 05:33 AM
  21. harryaro7's Avatar
    What are the developer fixing...it was already running on all devices...i still wonder if they actually are fixing any thing or it's something else...
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    05-29-2014 05:34 AM
  22. DennisvdG's Avatar
    I have 387 contacts on WhatsApp ! I'm really frustrated, if I meet someone from WhatsApp developer team. Honestly, that guy will badly die ! ;) our frustration is getting high now!!
    Hmmm, you might not want to go threatening people online....
    05-29-2014 05:35 AM
  23. Cesar Gomez Hernandez's Avatar
    @sdc1
    the only? Who say that? You?
    C'mmon guys! Open your minds!! There are much (yeah, much) really good apps, just try it, what a fear with the changes! God! Much of your friends and your family want and wish to keep online with you, so if you say them that you don't have WhatsApp temporarily and you have to change TEMPORARILY the app which you use to communicate, They just will move on you, that is!

    Nobody can to talk by other people, there is people think different and I know they know that by one app don't change their phones. I said.
    05-29-2014 05:39 AM
  24. dedracer's Avatar
    People are kidding now, when there was WhatsApp in store that time nobody had problem with windows phone and now when its pulled. People saying wp is bad, don't buy it and all that sh*t! And if WhatsApp gets into stores again tomorrow, people will start saying that yeyyyyy wp is so good ! I love WP! Seriously this is the height, just cuz a app people decide which platform is good and which is not ! And yeah I know that feeling but still they're working ! Its taking time but for good! Instead of using,buggy, battery draining app. Wait for some more time :)
    patrikmore likes this.
    05-29-2014 05:40 AM
  25. wpgeek820's Avatar
    This whole WhatsApp disappearing from the store think looks very fishy. I think something business related went horribly wrong for Microsoft. WhatsApp retaliated by removing the app from the store.
    MikeSo and chmun77 like this.
    05-29-2014 05:47 AM
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