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We had couple of days ago reported that WhatsApp will be discontinuing support for Older versions of Windows Phone.The company has now announced that the most used messaging application will no longer be supported for Windows Phone version 8.0 from 1st Jan 2018.

The company had earlier announced that it will discontinue support for Nokia S60, S40 along with Blackberry and Android 2.3.7 and earlier versions, but later extended the deadline for Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10 after 31st Dec 2017 and Android 2.3.7 after Feb 1st 2020.

Now the team has finally come up with the full list of devices which will not be supported by the Facebook owned company after June 30th and Dec 31st  2017. Below is the full list of devices:

  • Nokia Symbian S60 after June 30, 2017.
  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 after December 31, 2017.
  • Windows Phone 8.0 and earlier versions after December 31, 2017.
  • Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018.
  • Android 2.3.7 and earlier versions after February 1, 2020.

Coming to Windows Phone 8.0, users would need to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 or higher to continue using the world’s most popular messaging application on their smartphones. Now that the company is ending support for Windows Phone 8.0 users and Microsoft announcing plans to drop support for Silverlight apps very soon, it remains to be seen whether the Facebook owned company would be releasing a Universal Application for Windows 10 Mobile users as it has already released a Windows 10 Desktop application converted via Desktop Bridge. 

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