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Windows 10 news recap: WhatsApp universal app could be on the way, Facebook drops Windows Phone 8.1 support, and more

Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

New WhatsApp universal app for Windows 10 could be in the works

A design concept posted on Behance by a designer hired by Microsoft has raised suspicions the company is working with Facebook on a universal WhatsApp app for Windows 10. The concepts have since been removed after the company was contacted for comment.

Official Facebook app stops working on Windows Phone 8.1

The Facebook app no longer supports Windows Phone 8.1. Additionally, the app has been removed from the Store. For those on Windows Phone 8.1, you’re out of luck. The Facebook website does not work correctly on Internet Explorer either, with buttons being unresponsive.

Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard comes to Windows 10 PCs with latest Insider build 17692

It appears that Microsoft’s now-acquired keyboard app, SwiftKey, is coming to Windows 10. The new keyboard appeared in Windows 10 Insider build 17692. It includes shape writing support.

Google looks to a Windows 10 Certification for its Pixelbook

As Google continues to compete with Microsoft in the computing and particularly, the education arena, Google looks to be trying to acquire Windows 10 certification for its Pixelbook, which would allow Windows 10 to be installed on the device.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!

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