WhatsApp to stop supporting BlackBerry OS, Windows 8 and other old mobile OS

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On the 31st of December, WhatsApp will stop supporting devices running Blackberry OS, Windows 8 and Nokia S40, it will also stop supporting Android phones running Android versions 2.3.7 and older on the 1st of February 2018.

Prior to this update, WhatsApp already stop supporting devices on these platforms;

  • Android versions older than 2.3.3
  • Windows Phone 7
  • iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
  • Nokia Symbian S60

The company said “you can no longer create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts. However, you’ll be able to continue using WhatsApp, however since they “will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time.”

The company strongly suggest that you upgrade to a newer OS version; Android running OS 4.0+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8.1+, in order to continue using WhatsApp.

Since there is no option to transfer your chat history between platforms. WhatsApp created a workaround to send your chat history attached to an email. You can visit their FAQ on “Support for older operating systems” to learn how.

Last modified: December 28, 2017

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