Whatsapp will stop working on millions of phones and tablets before the end of the year
On February 26, 2016, Whatsapp announced on its corporate blog that its popular messaging application would cease to work on some of the older smartphone and tablet models before the end of the year. Later, in June 2016, the company updated the publication announcing that for some of the models the term of operation was extended until June 2017, while in others, Whatsapp will stop working before the end of the year as planned.
Now, the moment is approaching, since there are scarcely more than 20 days left until the end of the year. But which models are affected? Keep reading if you want to know if your mobile is one of them.
Smartphones and tablets that will stop being compatible with the application soon are some of the older models. The reason, according to the company, is that these phones and tablets do not have the necessary capabilities to execute the features they intend to incorporate into the messaging application in the near future.
Although the models with which it will no longer be compatible are not many, yes they are in number of devices, since there are still millions of users around the world with these older phones and tablets.
Users who want to continue using Whatsapp will have to buy a new, more modern device.
The warning on Whatsapp’s blog read:
Looking to the future, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms that the vast majority use. Therefore, by the end of 2016, WhatsApp Messenger will no longer be compatible with the following mobile platforms: These platforms have been of great importance in our history, but they no longer have the necessary capabilities to expand the functions of our application in the future.
It was not an easy decision for us, but it is the right one to offer our users better alternatives to contact their friends, families and loved ones using WhatsApp. If you use any of the affected mobile phones, we suggest you purchase a newer Android, iPhone or Windows Phone phone model before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.
What are the smartphones and tablets on which Whatsapp will stop working at the end of the year?
At the end of the year, Whatsapp will stop working on iPhone 3GS and any other iPhone with iOS 6 operating system. Users who still have this OS should, if possible on their phones, upgrade to iOS7 if they want to continue using the application .
It will also affect all those iPad up to the fourth generation included that have not been updated.
Whatsapp will stop working on all mobile phones and tablets with Android 2.1 or 2.2 operating system, ie all those that were sold between 2010 and 2011 and have not been updated.
With Windows Phone
Whatsapp will stop working on all devices that still have a Windows Phone 7 operating system.
What are the smartphones and tablets on Whatsapp that will stop working in June 2017?
This is some Nokia and Backberry. In principle, Whatsapp was expected to stop working on these phones as well before the end of the year, but later the company announced that it would extend the deadline to June 2017. In any case, owners of these phones should start to see more models Modern to buy if you do not want to stop using the application.
Whatsapp will stop working on any device with Blackberry and Blackberry 10 operating systems.
Whatsapp will stop working on any Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 device.