WhatsApp To No Longer Offer Service to Some Smartphones


Source: Whatsapp

Facebook owned, WhatsApp, will phase out compatibility for older smartphones as they implement a technology upgrade.

In a statement released by a WhatsApp spokesperson, the instant-messaging company revealed, “While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they do not offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.”

Starting in 2017 the following operating devices will no longer support the app:
Android 2.1 and 2.2
Windows Phone 7
iPhone 3GS/iOS 6

Beginning June 2017, the app will no longer be available on:
Blackberry 10 running BBOS
Nokia S40 running on Symbian S40

The company first announced their plans to phase out service to older smartphones back in February, when they urged users to switch to a newer iPhone, Android or Windows phone stating the decision had been a difficult one, but one that was necessary in “order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family and loved ones using WhatsApp.”