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    WhatsApp will STOP working on these phones later this month

    WHATSAPP will no longer be supported on a number of mobile phone platforms, starting later this month, December 31st 2017. This is when you can expect WhatsApp to stop working on your handset.
    WhatsApp will stop working for a number of users this month, the company has confirmed.
    The hugely-successful messenger app will drop support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older, on December 31st 2017.
    WhatsApp has originally told users support for these ageing mobile platforms would be dropped by the end of 2016.
    But as the end of the year drew close, the Facebook-owned updated its blog post, informing users the deadline had been pushed back to June 30, 2017.
    A further update extended the deadline again until December 31st 2017.
    WhatsApp has clarified that Nokia S40 will no longer work after December 31st 2018.
    Meanwhile, Android OS version 2.3.7 and older will stop functioning correctly after February 1st 2020.
    According to the popular messaging app, “because we will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time.”
    Since WhatsApp will no longer be actively developing these platforms, don’t expect to get your hands on any new features either.
    Likewise, glitches and bugs within the app will not be fixed with software updates.
    In a nutshell, if you rely on WhatsApp every day in either your professional or personal life – it might be time to think about a new phone.
    WHICH PHONES WILL LOSE OUT?
    Whatsapp will no longer work on:
    – Android 2.1 and 2.2
    – Windows Phone 7
    – iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
    – BlackBerry
    – Nokia S40
    – Nokia Symbian S60 
    express.co.uk

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