WhatsApp to cease support for older smartphones on New Year’s Eve

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WhatsApp will stop support for customers using Nokia, Windows and Blackberry phones along with phones running old software versions after December 31. 

The Facebook-owned app may stop working  on Nokia Symbian S60, BlackBerry OS and Blackberry 10, Windows Phone 8.0, Nokia S40 at any time after the cut-off date, as it will not be offering any more technology upgrades.

“If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone to continue using WhatsApp,” a blogpost on its website read.  

Additionally, Android operating systems (common on Google, Samsung, HTC or OnePlus smartphones) versions 2.3.7 and older will stop working on February 1 2020.

“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,” it continued. 

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