WhatsApp will stop working on certain phones this New Year's Eve

WhatsApp will stop working on certain phones this New Year's Eve

It is also planning to cut support for Nokia S40 devices on 31 December 2018 and phones running Android versions 2.3.7 and older on 1 February 2020. Worth mentioning here, Microsoft has virtually washed its hands off of its mobile division, and it could be a matter of time before WhatsApp gets rid of Windows 10 Mobile as well as a supported platform. Nokia S40 has received an extension till December next year.

WhatsApp said that there is now no option to transfer your chat history between platforms.

WhatsApp wrote in a blog, "These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future". It does not make sense for WhatsApp to invest money and resources in developing applications for basically dead platforms with next to nothing market shares. Well not really, but support for the devices running "Windows Phone 8.0", "BlackBerry OS" and "BlackBerry 10" is going to stop after 31 December 2017, WhatsApp said in its official blog. The post has revealed that users on these particular platforms will not be able to create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts once the company ends support.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp has rolled out a feature where users will be able to delete sent messages.

Updates for Windows Phone 7, Android 2.1, Android 2.2, and iOS 6 were stopped a year ago. The few people still using Nokia Symbian S60 will have their support terminated on June 30, 2017.

The Private replies feature will allow a user to reply privately to a group message.

Further, WhatsApp earlier released some new features on the beta version, and soon these features will be made available on the stable version of the app. After selecting the icon, a picture in picture mode will start in a new window.

As you can see, the company had announced a detailed roadmap for various operating platforms well ahead of the scheduled date to enable users to migrate slowly.

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