WhatsApp to end support for certain mobile devices

WhatsApp to end support for certain mobile devices

WhatsApp has announced that they will soon end support for certain devices.

The following platforms will no longer be supported at the beginning of 2017:

  • Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
  • Windows Phone 7
  • iPhone 3GS/iOS 6

On June 30, 2017, support for the following platforms will also end:

  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
  • Nokia S40
  • Nokia Symbian S60

Why has WhatsApp decided to take this action? The reason was posted on their official page:

“These platforms don’t offer 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 recommend upgrading to a newer Android running OS 2.3+, a Windows Phone 8+, or an iPhone running iOS 7+ before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.”

Source: https://blog.whatsapp.com/10000617/WhatsApp-support-for-mobile-devices

7 Comments

  1. francine
    December 6, 2016 at 2:40 pm Reply

    It’s all about $$$$$$$$

  2. Anonymous
    December 6, 2016 at 4:20 pm Reply

    Yeppppp sure right

  3. omar
    December 6, 2016 at 4:34 pm Reply

    lets hope the system will still work like with Google Crome. Whenever I open my computer, I see on top the info:
    “This computer will be no longer receive Google Crome updates because Window XP and Window Vista are no longer supported”
    …even XP is no longer supported it works fine :-))

  4. omar
    December 6, 2016 at 4:44 pm Reply

    more infos see:
    Wikipedia : Android Version History

  5. Michel
    December 6, 2016 at 11:27 pm Reply

    lol,how is it about $$$ they will lose $$$ if they ask their customers to buy new mobiles to run this software.

  6. Fowl
    December 7, 2016 at 1:52 pm Reply

    Old faithful Mr “blue soap” still works just fine for me. Who needs your whatsapp anyways!

  7. Priapus
    February 8, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply

    I own a BB Z10 which runs on BB 10. Sometime around June last year i started getting messages that WhatsApp will no longer be supported as of 31.12.2016. Lo and behold on New Year’s Eve i got the message that the app will no longer be supported come 30.6. 2017. Hmmmm….. I’m waiting to see what will happen on that day.

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