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WhatsApp ends support for your Windows Phone 8 device today

01 January 2018, 12:54 | Patty Hardy

GETTY OUT WITH THE OLD Whats App is pulling the plug on its support for old mobile operating systems

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     OUT WITH THE OLD Whats App is pulling the plug on its support for old mobile operating systems

Although the phones will still be able to use the app, the upgrade would be unavailable.

The phones that are set to be affected by this policy are the BlackBerry 10, the Nokia S40, Windows Phone 7 and the iPhone 3GS.

In the post, WhatsApp tried to explain how things have changed since the app was released in 2009.

The company has said that it is looking forward to focussing on mobile platforms which are used by the majority of the users. The Apple App Store was only a few months old.

"About 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia".

Why will WhatsApp no longer be supported?

This was contained via a blog post that read, " While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future. The mobile messaging app that launched a series of new features in the year 2017, is expected to keep-up the momentum by adding a range of mind-blowing features to the app.

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The app will stop working on phones running on Android 2.3.7 and older (Gingerbread), and will be stopped from February 1, 2020. The end of WhatsApp shouldn't affect many people who are on iOS 6, since only 0.04 percent of iOS users are on that version, according to data from Apteligent Research.

In a nutshell, WhatsApp releases most of the new features to Windows Phone platform, which will be soon followed by Android and iOS.

BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, after December 31.

If you use a Windows 10 PC and have an Android phone, you should definitely give Roamit a try.

WhatsApp had earlier announced it will stop support for many of these older platforms.

A lawyer recently wrote to WhatsApp, calling on it to stop people from using the middle finger emoji.



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