WhatsApp might stop working on your Phone On 1 January 2018. Yes While this may be true. The Facebook which owns this messaging app will Delete WhatsApp Services on some of the Platforms. On 1 January 2018, the company has confirmed.
The messaging app will No longer be available for ‘blackberry os’, ‘blackberry 10’, ‘windows 8.0’ and older devices, On 1 January 2018.
WhatsApp official Statment
“We will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time, 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. However, We recommend upgrading to a newer OS version. At the same time or to a newer Android running OS 4.0+. iPhone running iOS 7+. Or Windows Phone 8.1+ so that user can use WhatsApp,” this is what company was saying .
WhatsApp stated that it’s going to now not available on ‘nokia s40’ after December 2018. also. The app will prevent functioning on android os version 2.3.7 and older. After February 2020.
Phones on Nokia Symbian S60 Will no longer have messaging app from June 30, 2017
“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. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp,” WhatsApp said on its blog.
This has brought quite a controversy regarding that as these devices are now out of date that doesn’t mean people are not using them. There are quite a number of people who still use these devices as their primary device
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