WhatsApp Will No Longer Work On These Phones Starting December 31
WhatsApp already published its farewell note for 2017. Based on the latest tech news today, the said application will no longer function on some of the devices including Blackberry 10 and other OS starting December 31.
According to WhatsApp official blog post, the owners of the devices with BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8.0 and older operating systems will not be capable of using the app after December 31, 2017. This is less than a week from now.
It can be recalled that latest tech news today stated that WhatsApp already prolonged support for both platforms in June this year. At the same time, the said application also revealed that it will stop working for phones running Nokia S40 starting December 31, 2018.
Apart from that, WhatsApp will also stop working on smartphones running on Android 2.3.7 and older (Gingerbread), starting from February 1, 2020. Meanwhile, the messaging app became inaccessible on Nokia phones that are running on Symbian S60, way back June 30, 2017.
Moreover, NDTV Gadgets has learned that the termination of the support for Blackberry and Windows Phone has seen no further allowances. Also, it will surely come into place on the aforementioned date.
Just in case the user’s phone has any of the two indicated operating systems, they are advised to consider upgrading to a newer handset in order to access WhatsApp well. On the other hand, the WhatsApp upgrades for other OS versions like Windows Phone 7, Android 2.1, Android 2.2, and iOS 6 were stopped way back last year.
It was also worth mentioning that earlier this month WhatsApp formally took covers off its new individual app for businesses. This features both verified and non-verified profiles and it also gives businesses a formal way to conduct business on the messaging app.
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