WhatsApp Messenger is obviously a free messaging app available for iPhone and iPad running iOS, Android phones, Windows Phone handsets. WhatsApp uses your phone’s internet connection (2G/3G/4G or WiFi) to access and share messages and call friends and family. Now that in 2017, WhatsApp has stopped working on older smartphones, which includes the lower versions of iOS 6, Android 2.2 Fryo, and users of Windows Phone 7 are affected in the same manner.
It is advised by Facebook, WhatsApp owner that with the above-mentioned older handsets who want to keep chatting with friends via instant messaging app will need to buy a newer variant or upgrade to the latest mobile operating system.
All BlackBerry users, WhatsApp has initially said. Those models not running Android and some Nokia handsets would also find themselves unable top get onto the chat app. In November 2016, WhatsApp gave these users a reprieve until June 30, 2017.
As the blog post reads:
“We are extending support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 until June 30, 2017,” the company wrote in an update.
These changes are arguably large to allow WhatsApp to more deeply into encryption and other privacy services thereafter. Such technology stops messages from being read, and has led to WhatsApp facing criticism from governments who believe that WhatsApp conversations should be made public.
Furthermore, with the change that is likely to allow more rapid introduction of new features. Rumored that updates are scheduled in this year what includes are new feature additions that would allow people to edit or entirely delete messages after they have been sent.
It was already said that WhatsApp might stop working for many users as the company made it public that it would end support for the popular chat app on older Android, iPhone, Windows Phone handsets by the end of 2016. Now follows!
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