WhatsApp is one of the most used smartphone application worldwide. Probably, the first thing we do after purchasing a new smartphone is install WhatsApp. Consequently, developers are making the application more and more helpful. Furthermore, recently WhatsApp added support to UPI payments.
Well, if you are using a 5 to 6 years old smartphone than WhatsApp may soon stop working on your smartphone. So here’s why WhatsApp terminated support for older operating systems and devices
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WhatsApp Terminated Support: List of OS And Devices
WhatsApp has left support for following older operating systems:
- 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
Furthermore, WhatsApp also listed some operating systems whose support will be left soon. It is worth noting that, these devices won’t receive regular new features and updates in the upcoming years.
- 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
Lastly, you can’t create new WhatsApp accounts on these devices. The application will only support devices that already have an existing users WhatsApp account.
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Why WhatsApp Terminated Support?
We generally use a smartphone for a maximum of 2 to 3 years. Consequently, companies develop software for the latest devices and even support older devices. Well, there is a very negligible percentage of people who still use very old devices and operating systems. These are as old as 5 to 6 years. A company cant invest time and money fixing and supporting the latest application for these devices. Hence, this was the major reason why WhatsApp stopped supporting the above-mentioned devices.
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