WhatsApp to stop working on Blackberry OS, 10 and Nokia S40 and S60

WhatsApp has recently announced that it will stop support on older operating system devices. These devices include mobile phones with below given platforms: Tags: WhatsApp to stop working.

  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
  • Nokia S40
  • Nokia Symbian S60

These platforms will no longer support WhatsApp from June 30 this year. Also, WhatsApp earlier announced the withdrawal from below given platforms from beginning of 2017:

  • Android versions older than 2.3.3
  • Windows Phone 7
  • iPhone 3GS/iOS 6

It is clear that WhatsApp is unable to provide support to all the OS that are either being outdated or are not currently being used. Also, they have recommended to upgrade to a newer platform for better services.

In an official statement, WhatsApp support team quoted “These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 2.3.3+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp.”

WhatsApp is owned by Facebook and is currently in a process to develop better services including Voice call and file sharing. Hence, it is evident that WhatsApp cannot provide services to the OS with outdated technologies.

WhatsApp also made clear that your messages will not be transferred to a new device, in case you switch your account from older platforms to a newer one. However, you can receive a copy of older messages via email.

To know more about these changes, you can read the official statement from the WhatsApp support website here.