WhatsApp will not work after December 31, 2017 For Some Smartphones


The clock is ticking for a few mobile platforms once it comes to WhatsApp updates. The Facebook-owned instant messaging app can end support for a few smartphone platforms by the end of this year (December 31). the corporate proclaimed this via a journal post on its official web site.
The world's most well liked electronic messaging app can finish support for operating systems from BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows and Nokia. in line with WhatsApp's blog on devices nearing end-of-life timelines, users of BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10; Windows Phone 8.0 and older devices; and Nokia S40 won't be able to use WhatsApp properly once after December 31, 2017. "Because we will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some options might stop working at any time," says the company within the post.
According to the company's journal post, "While these mobile devices are a vital a part of our story, they do not offer the kind of capabilities we'd like to expand our app's features within the future."


This is not the first time that WhatsApp is ending support for recent mobile platforms. In Feb last year too, the corporate had proclaimed a list of devices/platforms that it ceased support for. These enclosed android 2.1 and android 2.2; Windows Phone seven and android 2.1 and android 2.2; and Windows Phone seven. The list conjointly had a version of Apple's mobile software package iOS, iPhone 3GS/iOS six. This list conjointly enclosed BlackBerry OS and Nokia S40 platform, the date for these was later modified to June 2017 so once more to December 2017. this implies these platforms have already recieved extensions twice.
In June this year (June thirty, 2017), the corporate finished support for Nokia S60 platform. apart from these, the blogpost conjointly reveals that every one smartphones running on android versions 2.3.7 and older can lose WhatsApp support once Feb 1, 2020. However, this can be unlikely to harm too several android smartphone users as per the newest android Distribution Numbers (December 2017) android versions 2.3.7 (or Gingerbread) runs on some 0.4% devices. the most standard android version as per the list is android 6.0 marshmallow that launched in 2015. It runs on virtually 30% android smartphones worldwide.

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