Facebook owned, WhatsApp as the organisation has chosen to stop support for some older mobile operating systems. The messaging application won’t be bolstered on phones running BlackBerry OS and Windows Phones 8.0 after December 31, 2018.
So in the event that you own one of these phones and still plan on utilising the Facebook-owned application to communicate with your loved ones, continue at your own hazard.
Starting at now, clients as yet running these working operating systems can’t open new WhatsApp accounts or re-verify old accounts. WhatsApp will even now take a shot at these phones, yet just till December 31, 2018. WhatsApp has plans to pull back help for Symbian S40 after December 31, 2018, and for Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread after February 1, 2020.
“These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version,” WhatsApp said in a statement.
Since we will never again effectively produce for these platforms, a few features may quit working any time, the statement included. The move is required to enable WhatsApp to concentrate on recent versions of well known smartphone working systems – iOS and Android.
WhatsApp’s recommendation to the individuals who have one of the influenced phones yet need to keep using the service is just to purchase an updated gadget.
WhatsApp said that there is as of now no alternative to exchange your talk history between platforms. Be that as it may, it will give the alternative to send your chat history joined to an email.
In the event that you choose to keep your current phone and get another one, you won’t have the capacity to utilize WhatsApp unless you uninstall the application on the unsupported device. As the stage noted,“Keep in mind that WhatsApp can only be activated with one phone number on one device at a time.”