As the year draws to a close WhatsApp’s farewell note for 2017 is not good news for some smartphone users. Specifically, WhatsApp is ending support for BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8.0 and older from December 31, 2017. However, messaging app will continue to work on these platforms. But users won’t be able to create new accounts or re-verify existing accounts.
WhatsApp had Extended support for both platforms in June this year. At the time, it had also revealed that the app will stop working for phones running Nokia S40 will be stopped from December 31, 2018. The app will stop working on phones running Android 2.3.7 and older from February 1, 2020.
It seems that these older platforms are not exactly bragging about the new features WhatsApp has unveiled in past few months. New features like quick delete, real-time location sharing etc. Ending support for these phones has seen no further extensions and will come into place on the mentioned date.
So, if you are a user of any of the two specified operating systems, you should consider upgrading to a newer phone in order to access WhatsApp properly. As BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone, 8.0 users will not be able to use the app after December 31.
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