Upgrade smartphones for continued support of WhatsApp
The Whatsapp company have listed out few smartphone devices that no longer support and the messaging app updation will be stopped by the end of the year for certain old mobile devices.
At the beginning of 2018, Whatsapp stopped supporting a range of smartphone and announced “These platforms don’t contribute the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we suggest upgrading to a newer iOS version, or to a newer Android running OS.” Based on the process, this week Whatsapp has updated its mobile device support page.
Listing out some of the devices that Whatsapp will no longer support by the year-end and some that have already stopped updating.
Whatsapp will stop its support all devices managed on Nokia S40 by the year-end. Nokia Asha series run on this platform. Users can no longer create new accounts or re-verify existing accounts. Another series that stopped is Nokia Symbian S60. From early this year Whatsapp stopped updating for all smartphones operated on Android 2.1, Android 2.2.
Smartphone users with Windows Phone 8.0 will no longer get updates from this year end and for users of Windows phone 7, the support is no more available.
To talk about iPhones, WhatsApp stopped supporting for 3GS iPhones and iOS 6 versions. And for users with BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and other old.
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