It may be time for you to switch to Android or iOS.
Already in this new year 2018, WhatsApp has stopped working on smartphones that run on BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Mobile 8.0, as well as older platforms.
Only recently, WhatsApp included a feature that allows you to to delete a message that has already been delivered to the recipient. After that came the update that lets you watch YouTube videos directly from chat.
About this new development, a Spokesperson had this to say in a support note on the website of the Facebook-owned mobile messaging app:
“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 4.0+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8.1+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp.”
This does not mean that there is an outright outage in the use of WhatsApp on these devices. Users would still be able to use WhatsApp but they would be unable to create new accounts or re-verify existing accounts. However, WhatsApp said that some features may stop functioning at any time since the Company would no longer develop actively for the ‘outdated’ platforms.
In other news, support for Nokia S40 and Android versions 2.3.7 and older, would also end after December 31, 2018 and February 1, 2020 respectively.
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