WhatsApp to pull off services from certain phones in 2019

WhatsApp to pull off services from certain phones in 2019

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WhatsApp will forever be lauded for revolutionizing communication and instant messaging.

In its aim to offer even better service to its users, the application has recently announced that it will stop working on a number of gadgets.

WhatsApp is likely to pull off its support for Nokia S40 Smartphone series after 31st December 2018.

According to the Facebook-owned app:

“WE’LL NO LONGER ACTIVELY DEVELOP FOR THESE OPERATING SYSTEMS, SOME FEATURES MIGHT STOP FUNCTIONING AT ANY TIME.”

IPhone

Devices running below iOS version 7 and iPhone 3GS will no longer be able to run WhatsApp (Febuary 2020).

Android Devices

  1. All smartphones running on Android 2.1 (Eclair) and Android 2.2 (Froyo) will no longer be able to install WhatsApp
  2. Users of Android versions 2.3.7 (Android Gingerbread) can install WhatsApp updates for only two more years (2020).

Nokia

Following is the list of Nokia phones that will be affected by WhatsApp’s new move:

  1. Nokia 206 Single SIM
  2.  Nokia 206 Dual SIM
  3. Nokia 301 Single SIM Chat Edition
  4. Nokia 301 Dual SIM Chat Edition
  5. Nokia Asha series
  6. Nokia C3-00
  7. Nokia C3-01
  8. Nokia X2-00
  9. Nokia X2-01
  10. Nokia X3-02
  11. Nokia X3-02.5 (Refresh)
  12. Nokia S40 series

Blackberry

BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and older platforms too will not be able to use WhatsApp.

Windows Phone

•  Windows Phone 8.0 too will not get WhatsApp updates this year.
• The messaging app also does not support Windows Phone 7.

WhatsApp’s statement read: “IF YOU USE ONE OF THESE AFFECTED MOBILE DEVICES, WE RECOMMEND UPGRADING TO A NEWER OS VERSION, OR TO A NEWER ANDROID RUNNING OS 4.0+, IPHONE RUNNING IOS 7+, OR WINDOWS PHONE 8.1+ SO THAT YOU CAN CONTINUE USING WHATSAPP”

Users of the above-mentioned devices are advised to switch to new, upgraded devices to enjoy the uninterrupted services of Whatsapp.

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