WhatsApp to stop supporting old Mobile Platforms

WhatsApp this week turned ‘Seven Years Old’. WhatsApp has informed that it will end supporting old operating system. WhatsApp revealed this news through blog post.


WhatsApp will be withdrawing support for old platforms like BlackBerry devices (BB10 included), Symbian 40, Symbian 60, Android 2.1 and 2.2 devices and Windows Phone 7.1 sometime in 2016.

WhatsApp says this was not an easy decision. WhatsApp supported most of all platforms.

Here is the WhatsApp blog on the same topic –

” So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms:

  • BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10
  • Nokia S40
  • Nokia Symbian S60
  • Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
  • Windows Phone 7.1

While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.

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.”

If your mobile runs on one of the above mentioned in the list, then you might need to switch your platform to use WhatsApp.

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