WhatsApp Compatible Devices: These iPhones And Android Smartphones Won't Work Soon

01 January, 2018, 00:53 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
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     OUT WITH THE OLD Whats App is pulling the plug on its support for old mobile operating systems

WhatsApp is about to stop working on a range of old smartphones, meaning owners will have to buy newer gadgets if they want to continue using the chat app to the best of its capabilities.

WhatsApp says users can continue using the app on their phone, but should not expect any future security updates or new features. The company announced this news via its official blog post.

The tweet said, "In the new WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone 2.17.344 the private reply feature is disabled". Some people who use WhatsApp on older phone models will see support for the app disappear as early as January 1, while certain Android users will no longer be able to use the app in 2020, according to an updated blog post on the platform's site. However, any device having a Blackberry operating system or Blackberry 10 will not be able to run the app, from the starting of next year.

Why will WhatsApp no longer be supported?




"This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp", the messaging app said.

Last year, the company axed support for a host of other mobile systems, such as Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and 2.2, and iPhone 3GS/iOS 6. The Apple App Store was only a few months old.

If you are still using Windows Phone 8 or BlackBerry device, WhatsApp may stop working on your phone at any time. Similar to Blackberry, Microsoft has also stopped offering its operating system in newer mobiles.

The app will stop working on phones running on Android 2.3.7 and older (Gingerbread), and will be stopped from February 1, 2020.

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