Almost two weeks ago, WhatsApp was removed from the Windows Phone Store without any explanation as to why, apart from a rather vague statement which revealed that there were bugs WhatsApp and Microsoft were working to fix. We reckon it must have been a pretty serious bug if the app had to be pulled.
Microsoft assured users that WhatsApp would be restored soon but given that it was more than a week ago, we’re sure many Windows Phone users are wondering what’s going on? While the app still has yet to make its way back into the Windows Phone Store, Microsoft has since issued an update to Windows Phone users about the status of the app.
According to Microsoft, “WhatsApp chose to unpublish their app from the Windows Phone Store after discovering an issue with how notifications are being handled on Windows Phone 8, Update 3. We are working closely with WhatsApp to resolve the issue quickly. Thank you for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience.”
Unfortunately Microsoft was not able to provide a timeline as to when the app will be re-released, but they did stress that quality is a priority at Microsoft, so we guess it’s better they get it right than releasing something shoddy. “We know it is taking longer than expected to find a solution and make WhatsApp available again. However, quality is a top priority for Microsoft and WhatsApp and we want to get it right.”
In any case we will be keeping our eyes peeled for more information about the release of WhatsApp, so check back with us at a later date for the details.