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  1. somanialok's Avatar
    Hi all,
    what if Whatsapp never comes back..
    Susmit257 likes this.
    05-18-2014 03:10 AM
  2. hasasimo's Avatar
    There's no reason why it won't be back, but they'll be getting a 1-star rating from me for unpublishing it with 0 warning. I just got a Lumia 1520 for a family member who uses WhatsApp more than any other apps, and now I won't be able to install it for them until it's back. Screw them, honestly.
    vshlkmr40 likes this.
    05-18-2014 03:15 AM
  3. three_thoughts's Avatar
    Then lots of people won't buy windows phone. And most people who already have will sell it. then MS will lose the market share it has and ditch windows phone completely.

    Then life will go on.

    But it will be back soon enough. They have put too much resources into the beta to just abandon it completely
    05-18-2014 03:17 AM
  4. Aayam Gupta's Avatar
    we are all doomed!! Bwhahahahahahah :p
    Dantekai14 and xandros9 like this.
    05-18-2014 03:17 AM
  5. I3unny's Avatar
    That will not happen lol
    05-18-2014 03:53 AM
  6. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    Then its not the Happy Ending :-P
    05-18-2014 04:05 AM
  7. Ilasor's Avatar
    Short answer: WP will die fast here in Germany. A phone without whatsapp is nearly worthless.
    Last edited by Ilasor; 05-19-2014 at 08:30 AM.
    05-18-2014 04:17 AM
  8. SamiHanna's Avatar
    05-18-2014 04:23 AM
  9. soothsaier's Avatar
    No one can spend few hours or a day without WhatsApp. You could probably download the .xap file of whatsapp from third party sites and deploy it.
    HussainJudge likes this.
    05-18-2014 04:24 AM
  10. Amos Mwangi's Avatar
    Moving back to android
    sagara0510 and HussainJudge like this.
    05-18-2014 04:25 AM
  11. tapehead's Avatar
    Whatsapp is one of those apps that's just required for absolutely anybody who has relatives overseas or those with limited texting and talking plans. I live between Boston and Frankfurt myself, and I absolutely cannot survive without it. I have a feeling that it is coming back, seeing as it is one of the highly sought-after apps out there. If it doesn't come back... prepare for a major dip in international Lumia sales.
    05-19-2014 04:19 AM
  12. diktea's Avatar
    Wish "Telegram" had come by now...
    05-19-2014 04:57 AM
  13. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    There's no reason why it won't be back, but they'll be getting a 1-star rating from me for unpublishing it with 0 warning. I just got a Lumia 1520 for a family member who uses WhatsApp more than any other apps, and now I won't be able to install it for them until it's back. Screw them, honestly.
    Right, way to encourage developers. I'm just thankful there is a WhatsApp for WP at all.
    05-19-2014 05:15 AM
  14. wpgeek820's Avatar
    But it will be back soon enough. They have put too much resources into the beta to just abandon it completely
    Nope. I bet just one guy is working on this app for WP.
    05-19-2014 05:30 AM
  15. manwe's Avatar
    there's literally at least a dozen alternatives to whatsapp. i mean its my primary app for messaging, but let's be honest, the notifications have always been terribly unreliable, even going back to wp7.5, and it doesn't do anything that tons of other apps couldn't do.

    -> there's fb messenger which is now owned by the same people and does a very very similar thing, there's viber, chaton, snapchat instagram messages and i dont even know what else. get on facebook tell your friend "hey whatsapp is ****ed on my phone, wanna switch to [insert chat name]" [yeah, cool] done.

    it's really not at all hard to find an alternative
    05-19-2014 05:33 AM
  16. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    Everyone I know uses Viber now.
    eugen serban and afgzee like this.
    05-19-2014 05:40 AM
  17. AV2RY's Avatar
    Nah alternative won't work for me. I use whatsapp everyday for few hours (my whole family is overseas). I'll have to get android or iPhone phone.
    Well we'll see what happens, I don't think they are going to terminate it from WP. And it works so good on my 928 :)
    They're just overwriting it probably
    05-19-2014 05:47 AM
  18. psychotron's Avatar
    Why is there any reason to believe it might not, especially when the publisher explicitly stated that it would be back? I really don't get why people are freaking out over this. I totally think they're doing the right thing. Why leave it up there for people to download and get pissed off when it doesn't work? Look at all these publishers of A list apps who push out something half baked for Windows Phone because they were paid to do it and then never touch it again. They just leave the piece of crap in the app store and never fix it despite months and months and thousands of user complaints and never fix it. At least Whatsapp is being proactive and imo they should be getting praised instead of punished for that.
    Sting921 likes this.
    05-19-2014 06:00 AM
  19. captaincalamity's Avatar
    Viber is much better, especially with all those nice stickers, everyone i know uses viber now, if not you have facebook messaging, anyway why would they not re-release it, I don't blame them removing it, its sometimes easier to do this.
    afgzee likes this.
    05-19-2014 06:01 AM
  20. somanialok's Avatar
    I think it is the right time for BBM or Telegram to launch their apps/official app in case of Telegram and grab the windows market.
    05-19-2014 06:16 AM
  21. wpgeek820's Avatar
    there's literally at least a dozen alternatives to whatsapp. i mean its my primary app for messaging, but let's be honest, the notifications have always been terribly unreliable, even going back to wp7.5, and it doesn't do anything that tons of other apps couldn't do.

    -> there's fb messenger which is now owned by the same people and does a very very similar thing, there's viber, chaton, snapchat instagram messages and i dont even know what else. get on facebook tell your friend "hey whatsapp is ****ed on my phone, wanna switch to [insert chat name]" [yeah, cool] done.

    it's really not at all hard to find an alternative
    The problem isn't the lack of alternatives. There's no point in using Viber when all your friends are on Whatsapp. And you need all your friends to be die-hard fans of yours to change platforms just for your sake.
    But I seriously don't know why WhatsApp can't come up with a decent app on WP when there are so many smaller companies that can do it.
    Chregu likes this.
    05-19-2014 06:34 AM
  22. pgg101's Avatar
    Hi all,
    what if Whatsapp never comes back..
    I'm sure it will....but there is SMS/text message.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android! on BlackBerry Z30
    Bizarro_Prime likes this.
    05-19-2014 06:41 AM
  23. OsamaAdam98's Avatar
    I'm sure it will....but there is SMS/text message.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android! on BlackBerry Z30
    No one uses SMS for international messaging, Sorry.
    05-19-2014 06:48 AM
  24. pgg101's Avatar
    No one uses SMS for international messaging, Sorry.
    Skype, email, Google Hangouts via web browser, Facebook, etc etc.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android! on BlackBerry Z30
    05-19-2014 06:54 AM
  25. Chregu's Avatar
    Whatsapp is the standard in Switzerland. Everybody uses it, alternatives are sometimes used, but not as consistent as Whatsapp.

    When Whatsapp doesn't come back, I'll buy another phone.

    The problem isn't the lack of alternatives. There's no point in using Viber when all your friends are on Whatsapp. And you need all your friends to be die-hard fans of yours to change platforms just for your sake.
    I agree. But here it's not only friends. It's just everybody. I could convince my friends to use an alternative, I can't convince my entire address book.
    05-19-2014 07:07 AM
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