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Whatsapp To Stop Operating On Some Smartphones From January 1st

Whatsapp To Stop Operating On Some Smartphones From January 1st

WhatsApp says in a blog post that users on these particular platforms will not be able to create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts once the company ends support.

WhatsApp recently announced that the company would end support for older devices on December 31. So if you're using the popular messaging app for you older iPhone or Android smartphone, you may have to find an alternative messaging service.

The messaging app will drop support for "BlackBerry OS", "BlackBerry 10", "Windows Phone 8.0" and older platforms from December 31, 2017.

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In a blog post announcing the initial raft of changes in 2016, WhatsApp revealed that they had made the decision based on consumers' changing habits and technological advances. Similar to Blackberry, Microsoft has also stopped offering its operating system in newer mobiles. The company further added, "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".

The mobile phones that don't work with WhatsApp are: the Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 7 and the iPhone 3GS, which was released in 2009. It will do the same for Nokia S40 handsets on December 31 2018 and then devices running Android 2.3.7 and older after 1 February, 2020. You can transfer content between your Windows 10 devices, or you can even transfer content between your Windows 10 device and your Android phone.

If you are still using Windows Phone 8 or BlackBerry device, WhatsApp may stop working on your phone at any time. This will be the only way to continue using WhatsApp.

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