As was announced earlier by WhatsApp that it will be no longer be supporting some old Operating Systems at the end of 2016, the company has finally stopped supporting the devices which were announced earlier.
The following are the platforms which are no longer supported at the beginning of 2017:
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7
- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
The company has also announced that it will no longer support the following platforms at the end of June 2017.
- BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
The company says that since these platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future they recommend upgrading to a newer Android running OS 2.3+, a Windows Phone 8+, or an iPhone running iOS 7+ to continue using WhatsApp at the start of new year 2017.
There are also rumors that the company plans to stop supporting Windows Phone devices with version 8 and 8.1 in the near future. But since these are just rumors and there is no confirmation from WhatsApp, take this news with a pinch of salt until there is any confirmation from the WhatsApp team.
We will update this article once we get any information in regards to the discontinuation of support for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.