WhatsApp will stop working on some phone operating systems after December 31, 2017, clients won’t have the capacity to utilize WhatsApp on BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 frameworks, and in addition Microsoft’s Windows 8.0 and more seasoned frameworks. Fresher BlackBerry handsets which keep running off an Android working framework will at present is upheld.
The organization says Nokia S40 and Android 2.3.7 and more seasoned frameworks will likewise be unusable from indicated dates throughout the following couple of years. A year back, bolster for WhatsApp Messenger was finished on a few portable stages due to evolving innovation.
Back in February 2016, the informing administration said that the utilization of cell phones had been changed amid its seven years of presence. At the time, around 70 percent of cell phones sold had working frameworks offered by BlackBerry and Nokia – though in 2016, frameworks offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft represented 99.5 percent of offers.
- Any BlackBerry device running BlackBerry OS or BlackBerry 10will no longer be able to use the messaging app in 2018.
- BlackBerry has shifted to Android this year, but older handsets still use its own in-house software.
- Additionally, any phone using Microsoft’s Windows 8.0 (or older)OS will not be supported. Even Microsoft has admitted defeat when it comes to its mobile OS, so the lack of WhatsApp support shouldn’t come as a surprise.
- WhatsApp itself has been around since 2009 and has slowly added more and more features, such as end-to-end encryption and video calling. Because of its cross-platform support it has become the most popular messaging platform in the world.
- Even though it has over a billion users, many of whom have older phones, changes in technology mean it has to phase out compatability to keep security up to date.
WhatsApp pulls plug on older smartphones from New Year
WhatsApp was made in 2009 and has slowly included more highlights, for example, end-to-end encryption and video calling. It is allegedly the most well known informing stage on the planet with more than a billion clients.The popular messaging app made the announcement earlier in the year and explained that it is looking ahead to the iOS and Android platforms.
“This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.”WhatsApp is to quit dealing with certain more seasoned working frameworks including some offered by Blackberry and Windows from New Year’s Day.