WhatsApp app is no longer supported for the millions of obsolete iPhone and Android devices

Mobile WhatsApp messenger will no longer work on older models of smartphones. This alerted the developers of the popular service.

WhatsApp will not work on some older models, including some smartphones on iOS and Android. Soon the messenger will receive some new features, which can’t handle the hardware of some devices.

“While some mobile devices remain a part of our lives, they can’t support the number of opportunities that we intend to launch in the near future. It was a hard decision for us, but, in order to provide users with more effective ways to communicate with friends, family and loved ones using WhatsApp,” said the company.

WhatsApp discontinues support for the following platforms:

  • Android 2.1, Android 2.2,
  • Windows Phone 7
  • iPhone 3GS / iOS 6.

While WhatsApp extends the support for operating systems BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 to 30 June 2017.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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