WhatsApp expected to be available on Windows Phone 8 within a matter of days

We've already reported on WhatsApp's absence from the Windows Phone 8 Store, but now confirmation has been published that quotes a response from Nokia Care. The reply contains details on when we can expect to see the popular service make an appearance for new Windows Phone hardware. We've received countless emails pleading for information. Well, here we have it.

According to WPDaily.it, the following was sent in by someone who took note of a conversation with a Nokia Care representative

"In response to your concern, kindly note that The WhatsApp Messenger application for WP8 phones is being updated to a newer version and it will be available in the Microsoft Store by the end of this week so its better to wait for it as the application you have downloaded from www.windowsphone.com is not compatible with Lumia 920."

Should the above quote be anything to go by, we could be seeing a new version of WhatsApp hit the Windows Phone Store by the end of the week. It also serves as confirmation that the app was removed for bug fixing and wasn't for the compnay to begin charging users as other news sources have incorrectly speculated.

Until the app is again available, we recommend checking out the likes of Kik, which is a great messenger that is already out for Windows Phone 8. We're not expecting much from the WhatsApp team as the app has been plagued with issues since it was released for the platform.

If you're a Windows Phone 7.x owner, be sure to check the Windows Phone Store on your handset as the app is still available. Note that should you experience issues locating the app, you may have to use a direct link or Bing Search. We'll announce when it's available for Windows Phone 8 owners. 

via: WPDaily.it

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.