Superfans and holdouts using some older smartphone handling systems will have to bid adieu to WhatsApp follower soon—or at slightest the many updated versions of the app. According to an FAQ page, the Facebook-owned messaging app won’t support Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10, or Windows Phone 8.0 and older after Dec 31, 2017. That means that on the first day of 2018, users will no longer be means to create new accounts or re-verify existent accounts on those handling systems.
WhatsApp will still work on those systems, but it’s misleading how prolonged the app will be entirely functional. The FAQ page does advise users that some WhatsApp facilities may stop operative on these unsupported platforms since the company is no longer actively building for those OSes.
To equivocate issues, WhatsApp recommends users of those platforms possibly refurbish to a newer OS chronicle or use WhatsApp on a device using Android 4.0 or newer, Windows Phone 8.1 or newer, or an iPhone using iOS 7 or newer.
WhatsApp also announced that it will support Nokia S40 for only another year (until Dec 31, 2018) and inclination using Android 2.3.7 and older until Feb 1, 2020. The company claims these platforms, in further to Blackberry and older Windows Phones, don’t have the “capabilities” it needs to support future app features.
Blackberry users already got some-more time with WhatsApp than formerly anticipated. The follower extended its support for Blackberry progressing this year to the finish of 2017, but it appears the follower isn’t going to put appetite into the height anymore. While the app still works on newer Windows Phones, those users still have to reckon with the fact that Microsoft isn’t too meddlesome in updating its mobile platform.