WhatsApp has changed idea (again): the app will not drop support for a number of older mobile platforms

WA drops supportMillions of WhatsApp users can take a big sigh of relief since the popular Facebook-owned instant messaging app has changed idea again about blocking its service on older mobile platforms such as Windows Phone 8.0 or Android versions 2.3.7.

WhatsApp has in fact  just announced the decision to further  extend its support for users running the app on ageing mobile platforms. With an updated blog post, the app explains what is going to happen. Avid WhatsApp users know that this is the second time that the app takes this the decision, which we assume is very suffered.

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Previously the blocking was programmed for the end of 2016, and was then prolonged to the end of June 2017. Now this latest (and we think final) decision. So, if you use for example a BlackBerry 10, or a Nokia S40, you might be interested to know the new “blocking” plan.

  • Nokia Symbian S60: WhatsApp will stop working after June 30, 2017
  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10: WhatsApp will stop working after December 31, 2017
  • Windows Phone 8.0 and older: WhatsApp will stop working after December 31, 2017
  • Nokia S40: WhatsApp will stop working after December 31, 2018
  • Android versions 2.3.7 and older: WhatsApp will stop working after February 1, 2020

However, in its post WhatsApp makes it clear that these platforms will no longer be developed, so some features may stop functioning at any time.

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