WhatsApp has become an integral part of everyone’s life and plays an important role in personal as well as in professional aspect. However, this facility will no longer be available to the users of Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10, and Windows 8.0 with effect from December 31, 2017. The blog post of WhatsApp has mentioned the date along with the aforementioned operating systems. The most used application will not even allow the older versions of these operating systems.
However, WhatsApp has offered help to recall the phones of both the platforms in June next year. Even Nokia S40 will stop supporting the application from December 31, 2018. WhatsApp will also stop working on the Android 2.3.7 and the older versions like Gingerbread from February 1, 2020. The Nokia handsets that supported Symbian S60 also stopped supporting the messaging app from June 30, 2017.
The support of the Windows and Blackberry phones will not be extended. If you own either of the two phones, then consider revising the model of the gadget to avail the sumptuous facility offered by the application.
WhatsApp even restricted the upgradation of its version for the OS versions like Android 2.1, Android 2.2, iOS 6, and Windows Phone 7 in the year 2016. Previously, various platforms were utilized to announce the expiry date of the messaging applications in different versions of the operating system. In the latest announcement, the previous versions were not revised making it very ironical scenario for the users of these smartphones. Hence, it is wise to utilize the announcements made by the company so the necessary steps can be taken before the messaging application lapse.
The older versions were restricted to enhance the user experience along with improvised security. The application has both the verified and non-verified profiles, which gives the business a formal route to accomplish the activities related to the business.