December 31, 2017. The messaging app will drop support for ‘BlackBerry OS’,
‘BlackBerry 10’, ‘Windows Phone 8.0’ and older platforms from December 31,
platforms will not be able to create new accounts, nor re-verify existing
accounts once the company ends support.
of these older platforms. End of support does not mean a user will lose access
to their WhatsApp account. WhatsApp says users can continue using the app on
their phone, but should not expect any future security updates or new features.
will continue support for Windows 8.1 version and higher devices, even though
Microsoft itself has admitted that Windows Mobile is dead.
in June this year. At the time, WhatsApp had also revealed that the app will
stop working for phones running Nokia S40 will be stopped from December 31,
2018. The app will stop working on phones running Android 2.3.7 and older
(Gingerbread) will be stopped from February 1, 2020. The messaging app became
unavailable on Nokia phones running Symbian S60, from June 30, 2017.
the company has itself confirmed it will no longer be manufacturing or
launching new smartphones, and the BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS have been