WHATSAPP has quietly announced that its app will soon stop working on a bunch of iPhones and Android phones. The Facebook-owned messaging service currently boasts 1.5billion users worldwide, but it will cut off millions from its platform in the next two years. WhatsApp sneakily revealed the purge in an update to an old blog post titled "support for older operating systems". In it, the company says it will nix support for the following systems on February 1, 2020: iOS 7 and older Android Gingerbread versions 2.3.7 and older. Users of those operating systems can no longer create new WhastApp accounts, but will be able to use the app until the deadline. What's more, the app could stop functioning at any time, so maybe it's time to buy a new phone. Android Gingerbread launched in 2010 and still makes up for 0.3 percent of Android's market share – which amounts to roughly six million devices. Back in December, WhatsApp ended support for BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry … [Read more...] about WhatsApp will stop working on THESE phones soon – is yours on the list?
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WhatsApp will stop working on older smartphones from 1 January 2018 as the company pulls support for older operating systems. Explaining the move to pull support, WhatsApp said that when it was founded in 2009 the mobile landscape was very different."About 70% of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia," the company explained."Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft - which account for 99.5% of sales today - were on less than 25% of mobile devices sold at the time."The full list of unsupported mobile operating systems is::: BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10:: Nokia S40:: Nokia Symbian S60:: Android 2.1 and Android 2.2:: Windows Phone 7:: iPhone 3GS/iOS 6For most WhatsApp users, pulling support for older operating system (OS) versions will not really be noticeable.The most recent Android OS that WhatsApp will no longer be supported on, 2.2 or "Froyo", was released more than seven years ago on 20 May 2010.Statistics … [Read more...] about WhatsApp to pull support on older smartphones
It's one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, but WhatsApp is set to cut off millions of users when it stops support for certain phones. The Facebook-owned app quietly revealed that it will be ending support for Nokia S40, Android Gingerbread and iOS 7. Currently 1.5 million people worldwide use the platform, but this number will alter over the next two years as the changes are implemented. The announcement was made via an update to an old blog post by the company. Called 'Support for older operating systems', the post states that the following operating systems will no longer be compatible with the app: Nokia S40 Android versions 2.3.7 and older iOS 7 and older People with these operating systems will be unable to create new accounts, but can continue to use the app until support ends. This will be on December 31 of this year for Nokia users and February 1, 2020 for Android and iOS. WhatsApp warned that some of the app's features may stop working in the meantime as … [Read more...] about WhatsApp is set to stop working on certain phones
WhatsApp's farewell note for 2017 is not good news for some smartphone users. WhatsApp will stop working on devices running BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8.0 and older from December 31, 2017. The WhatsApp blog post with end-of-life dates clearly mentions that users of BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8.0 and older operating systems will not be able to use the app after December 31, 2017 - less than a week from now.To recall, WhatsApp had extended support for both platforms in June this year. At the time, WhatsApp had also revealed that the app will stop working for phones running Nokia S40 will be stopped from December 31, 2018. The app will stop working on phones running Android 2.3.7 and older (Gingerbread) will be stopped from February 1, 2020. The messaging app became unavailable on Nokia phones running Symbian S60, from June 30, 2017.Ending support for Blackberry and Windows Phone has seen no further extensions and will come into place on the … [Read more...] about WhatsApp to Stop Working on BlackBerry 10 OS, Windows Phone 8.0 on December 31
WhatsApp has confirmed that it will extend its support for BlackBerry platform in what could be seen as the most relieving news for BlackBerry users. The most widely used messaging service earlier this year had announced that it will drop support for several mobile operating systems from 2017, including BlackBerry's and Nokia's operating systems.The company updated its support page and added, "We will soon be ending support for certain devices. On June 30, 2017, we will no longer support the following platforms: BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, and Nokia Symbian S60."WhatsApp however confirmed those users on Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 as well as Windows Phone 7 won't be able to use WhatsApp at the beginning of 2017. The messaging app will no longer be supported on iPhone 3GS or devices running iOS 6."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 … [Read more...] about WhatsApp Extends Support for BlackBerry, Nokia Platforms Till June 2017
WhatsApp has stopped working on the phones running the Nokia S40 operating system. To recall, WhatsApp announced the end of support for a slew of mobile devices a few years ago, and this includes devices that run on BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS, Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 8.0, Nokia S40, Android versions 2.3.7 and older, Apple iOS 7 and older. WhatsApp no longer invests in developing its service for these platforms, and it will stop working on all of them by 2020. It already doesn't work with devices that run on Nokia Symbian S60, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8.0 OS. After December 31, 2018, WhatsApp stopped working for devices that run on Nokia S40. If you currently own a Nokia S40 phone, you will have to switch to another phone to keep using the service. Nokia series 40 used to be one of the most popular smart feature phone operating systems a few years back, but after the acquisition by Microsoft, the operating system was put to an end. The Nokia … [Read more...] about WhatsApp Has Stopped Working on These Phones This New Year