Srinagar, June 19: WhatsApp plans to end its support for several smartphones this year. Yes, the chat app has updated its support page to add few more names to its list of phones that would stop supporting WhatsApp soon. The company has released a new list of phones that will stop receiving WhatsApp update by the end of the year 2018.
The chat company says that it is ending its support on these phones because they won’t be able to support all the new features that WhatsApp plans to add in the future. Some of the devices in the list have already stopped supporting the chat app while some are set to lose the support by the end of this year.
WhatsApp also suggests its users to upgrade to a newer Android version in case they are using an old one. ” … we’ll no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time. If you currently use an older operating system, we recommend upgrading to a newer version…,” says the chat company on its support page.
The operating systems that have already stopped supporting WhatsApp are:
— Android versions older than 2.3.3
— Windows Phone 8.0 and older
— iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
— Nokia Symbian S60
— BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
The operating systems that are set to lose the support by this year are:
— Nokia S40 until December 31, 2018
— Android versions 2.3.7 and older until February 1, 2020
— iOS 7 and older until February 1, 2020
WhatsApp suggests you to upgrade to a newer version or to one of these:
— Android running OS 4.0 and above
— iPhone running iOS 8 and above
–Windows Phone 8.1 and above