Facebook owned messaging app ‘WhatsApp’ will no longer be supported on phones like Blackberry and Nokia from 30th June. The company officially made the announcement sometime last year wherein it stated that while these mobile devices have an important part to play in their story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities they require in order to expand their app’s features in the future.
According to their official blog, WhatsApp will no longer have support for a few Symbian, BBOS, Windows, Android and iOS operating system versions. While initially, they were to end support for devices by the end of 2016 — the company later extended the date till June, 2017. Here are the devices that will no longer be supported.
WhatsApp has said that it will stop supporting the following platforms:
Nokia Symbian S60
Explaining the reason, WhatsApp in its support page said, “These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 2.3.3+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp.”
The following platforms are no longer supported as of the beginning of 2017:
Android versions older than 2.3.3
Windows Phone 7
iPhone 3GS/iOS 6