WhatsApp will Stop Support for Older Devices with Outdated OS by End of 2016

Here is a sad news for some smartphone users, if they are using out-dated handsets. They will not be able to access their favorite messaging app WhatsApp in their old smartphones. The company has announced Whatsapp Messenger will not work on some smartphones by the end of 2016.

WhatsApp stated that

“Earlier this week WhatsApp turned seven years old. It has been an amazing journey and in the coming months we’re putting an even greater emphasis on security features and more ways to stay in touch with the people that you care about.”

WhatsApp is extending its features and for that it has recently introduced new catchy features  such as  video calling, sending GIF, Image editing and Selfie Flash, Group tagging and Call Back and Voicemail Feature.

WhatsApp’s upgraded features will support BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 till June 2017.

Now WhatsApp turned seven years old earlier this week . The company also said

“But anniversary dates are also an opportunity to look back. When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people’s use of mobile devices looked very different from today. 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. Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft – which account for 99.5 percent of sales today – were on less than 25 percent of mobile devices sold at the time.”

WhatsApp Messanger will not work on these devices

By the end of 2016, the company will end support for WhatsApp Messenger on these following mobile platforms:

  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
  • Nokia S40
  • Nokia Symbian S60
  • Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
  • Windows Phone 7
  • iPhone 3GS/iOS 6

If you really want to access your favorite messaging WhatsApp so this is the right time to buy new smartphones or you can upgrade to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.