WhatsApp has a list of devices shared that show the end of the support. Many devices in the list have stopped supporting the app while some will lose support after 31 December.
WhatsApp says some of the phones cannot support the new features.
The chat company shared a list of devices to see the support end. After 31 December, Nokia S40 series phones will stop running the WhatsApp. A gentle reminder to all WhatsApp users.
After 31 December, the Facebook messaging service will stop working on certain smartphones.
This means that many of the users of smartphones cannot run WhatsApp on their phones. WhatsApp’s updates are dynamic and often add new functions to the platform. This functionality requires newer OS versions to run.
hatsApp says that some of the phones will not be able to support the new features it plans to bring in the future.
“For these operating systems, we will no longer actively develop some features that could stop working at any time. If you are currently using an older operating system, we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version.
“It suggests that users upgrade to an older version of Android if they use an older one. The chat company shared a list of devices to see the support end.
Many devices in the list have stopped supporting the app while some will lose support after 31 December. Last year, support for Windows Phone 8.0, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 was snapped, while the Nokia S40 series phones will stop running WhatsApp after December 31 this year. The company also confirmed its plans to end Android Gingerbread and iPhones with iOS 7 or older by 2020.
In the meantime, here is the list of all operating systems that have been or will be affected by the move of the WhatsApp.
- Android versions older than 2.3.3
- Windows Phone 8.0 and older
- iPhone 3GS / iOS 6
- Nokia Symbian S60
- BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
The operating systems that will lose support after December 31, 2018 are:-
- Nokia S40 until December 31, 2018
- Android versions 2.3.7 and older.