WhatsApp to pull support on older smartphones

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The list of devices that won't work with WhatsApp include an iPhone, two Blackberry smartphones, two Nokia gadgets and more mobile phones. Starting January 1, WhatsApp will stop working on Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry devices. This information is given in the blog post of WhatsApp itself.

Why will WhatsApp no longer be supported? The Apple App Store was only a few months old.

"When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people's use of mobile devices looked very different from today", the company writes. Similar to Blackberry, Microsoft has also stopped offering its operating system in newer mobiles.

The company stated that older platforms lack the kind of features that the app requires in order to be able to expand its functionalities in the future. The company in an official blog post said, "It will end support for operating systems from BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows and Nokia".

And any people with phones running on Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, BlackBerry OS or iOS 6 will either want to rethink their handset altogether or simply update their operational system. You can transfer content between your Windows 10 devices, or you can even transfer content between your Windows 10 device and your Android phone.

Windows Phone 8.0 and older, after December 31.

The platform recommends users who will see changes to upgrade to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone to continue using the app.

WhatsApp had earlier announced it will stop support for many of these older platforms. Using Roamit you can continue reading web pages on your devices and share pictures and files between your devices using the local Wi-Fi network.