New Delhi: The multimedia mobile messaging app, WhatsApp has announced the end of support for some mobile devices a few years ago, and this includes devices that run on BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS, Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 8.0, Nokia S40, Android versions 2.3.7 and older, Apple iOS 7 and older.
WhatsApp no longer invests in developing its service for these platforms, and it will stop working on all of them by 2020. It already doesn’t work with devices that run on Nokia Symbian S60, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8.0 OS.
As on January 1, 2019, WhatsApp will also stop working for devices that run on Nokia S40. If you currently own a Nokia S40 phone, you will have to switch to another phone to keep using the service. Nokia series 40 used to be one of the most popular smart feature phone operating systems a few years back, but after the acquisition by Microsoft, the operating system was put to an end.
Support was originally expected to end in June this year, but WhatsApp extended it till December, bringing some relief to the few Nokia S40 users.
Now the Nokia S40 OS is extremely old – first unveiled in 1999, updated in 2005., and last used on Nokia 515 in 2013. The app will stop working on phones running Android 2.3.7 and older (Gingerbread) and iPhone 3GS/ iOS 6 from February 1, 2020.