The new WhatsApp update might not support older versions of Smartphone devices. On its 7th anniversary, the company officially declared that it is going to stop its services for older and outdated operating systems. The users will not be able to download WhatsApp application in their older devices in 2017.
According to the update, the WhatsApp app is compatible till the 31st December 2016 for older devices. The company even declared the list of smartphone devices, which will not support the app after December 2016. Let?s discover if your device is compatible for WhatsApp or not.
WhatsApp Update Ditches Older Smartphone
The new WhatsApp update is designed to provide an improved experience to their users. When the app released in 2009, the smartphone devices were completely different than today?s devices. So, the update is going to ditch the older versions of the smartphone.
The company announced on its official blog which says, ?As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms:?
- ???? BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
- ???? Nokia S40
- ???? Nokia Symbian S60
- ???? Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- ???? Windows Phone 7
- ???? iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 won?t support WhatsApp
Previously, it was rumored that the famous app will not support the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. However, with the new WhatsApp update, it is cleared that the app will no longer be available for iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. The users will not be able to install it.
Besides compatibility, the new WhatsApp update includes update security features and more new ways to stay in touch with your beloved ones. So update your devices, or buy a new one to continue using your favorite messaging app.
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