WhatsApp ALERT – If You Own One of These Smartphones, Messages are About to be Blocked

WHATSAPP has announced it’s stopping support for some smartphones with users warned they’ll no longer be able to message in the future.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is due to stop getting support for older smartphones soon meaning it’ll stop working on those devices.


WhatsApp has over 1.5 billion monthly active users but it will be abandoning those who can’t afford to upgrade their smartphone.

The company quietly announced the move on a blog post saying: “If you currently use an older operating system, we recommend upgrading to a newer version.”

From December this year, the Nokia S40 will no longer receive WhatsApp support.

In Nigeria, the new updates will affect users with old smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Mini Plus, Huawei Mercury M886, Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17a, HTC EVO 4G+ and others running on Android 2.3 or lesser.

The operating system no longer supported includes:

  1. Android versions older than 2.3.3
  2. Windows Phone 8.0 and older
  3. iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
  4. Nokia Symbian S60
  5. BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10

The statement further stated that user can no longer create new accounts on the under listed OS and some features might stop functioning at any time.

  • Nokia S40 until December 31, 2018
  • Android versions 2.3.7 and older until February 1, 2020
  • iOS 7 and older until February 1, 2020

Whatsapp recommended upgrading to a newer version of Android running OS 4.0+, iPhone running iOS 8+ and Windows Phone 8.1+.

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21 thoughts on “WhatsApp ALERT – If You Own One of These Smartphones, Messages are About to be Blocked”

  1. @coins coins, lol na curse or Watin be that, but why will someone still be using such phones, maybe it’s situation of life. Back to what’sapp themselves, what do they stand to gain be dropping this minority users

  2. I’m pretty sure alot of people aren’t still using these phones as their primary devices. that would just be shocking. now that there are millions of options available.

  3. If you go to the poorest countries of the world, you’ll discover that some of those os are bountifully available


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