Earlier on April of two thousand sixteen, WhatsApp decided to end support for some older Android, iPhone, and Windows phone devices. WhatsApp stuck to their devices, pun intended, and has now shut off their WhatsApp Messenger to following smart devices:
* Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 Devices
* Windows Phone 7
* iPhone 3GS with iOS 6
Originally, WhatsApp included BlackBerry operating system, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, and Nokia Symbian S60 on this list. However, this company decided to extend operation of WhatsApp messenger on these devices until June thirty two thousand seventeen. Public backlash may have influenced this extension.
WhatsApp wanted to dedicate their time and efforts on majority of devices used by consumers. BlackBerry ten, Nokia S40, and Nokia Symbian S60 are devices used by a minority of smart phone owners. Blackberry and Nokia operating systems at one time held around twenty five percent market share.
Today, they are rare in comparison to operating systems developed by Apple, Google, and Microsoft. WhatsApp recommends upgrading to a newer Android, Google, or Microsoft smart device if you have one of these older devices. On June thirty two thousand seventeen WhatsApp will discontinue WhatsApp Messenger on following devices:
* BlackBerry Operating System Devices
* BlackBerry 10
* Nokia S40
* Nokia Symbian S60
About Author Aaron J. Berg
Aaron J. Berg is the owner of Anet Computers, host of the Reality PC podcast, and blogger at AnetComputers.com. For over thirteen years, he worked for fortune 500 companies and the United States Federal government supporting computers. Now he helps you solve your most common computer problems.