Whatsapp to end support for many smartphone platforms; heres more on that
Popular social messaging and media platform WhatsApp has decided to end support for several of the smartphone platforms by the end of this year.
The company is said to have confirmed the news through its blog post.
The messaging app will pull its plug on mobile platforms like BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older on December 31, 2017.
In simple words it means that users using mobile phones running these OS will not be able to use WhatsApp after December 31, 2017.
WhatsApp first announced about these outdated mobile platforms in year 2016. It said that it will end support for these mobile platforms. However, it later updated its blog stating that it extended its deadline to June 30, 2017. This deadline was further updated to December 31, 2017.
These are the mobile OS that would stop supporting WhatsApp by the end of this year:
— Nokia Symbian S60 after June 30, 2017
— BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 after December 31, 2017
— Windows Phone 8.0 and older after December 31, 2017
— Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018
— Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020.>