Back in the beginning of the year, in February, WhatsApp had made an announcement it was planning to cut off support for several operating systems by the 31st of December 2016, meaning that some important mobile devices will no longer be able to use WhatsApp.
This decision has come as the result of the targeted operating systems not being able to offer compatibility to the newest and consuming features and security from WhatsApp.
Among the operating systems that will get the termination are Symbian, (which made history with Nokia phones, and one of the most popular OS’s before Android and iOS), BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 7.1, iOS 6, Android 2.1, 2.2 and Nokia S40.
In their statement, WhatsApp confirmed that this decision isn’t something they enjoy anymore than the mobile phone users which use the said operating systems, but the harsh reality is that those firmwares just don’t have the power to comprehend all the new technologies implemented by WhatsApp.
For users finding themselves using WhatsApp in the above Operating Systems and Devices, WhatsApp recommend them to switch to latest mobile devices with updated WhatApp support, especially Android for example which offers a wide range of mobile devices for every customer price threshold.
There is still two months until these operating systems become unqualified, so users of Nokia S40, Windows Phone 7.1, Blackberry and IOS 6 users still have plenty of time to get a brand new device and continue using WhatsApp since the company is constantly pushing out new features and functions to give a bigger and better experience each time a new update is introduced.