whatsapp will stop working on more than one billion phones check if yours is there?
Whatsapp is the world’s most popular messaging service and boasts a user base of well over one billion people. But a lot of people could soon be stopped from using the app because it’s no longer compatible with a large number of old phone models. Starting from today, WhatsApp will no longer allow owners of certain mobiles log on and use the app. ‘This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp,’ it said in a blog post.
A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Find out if your gadget is affected by a recent update which has made the app incompatible with a large number of devices Last year, WhatsApp dropped its support for Nokia Symbian S60 phones. It then announced plants to do the same for Nokia S40 handsets on December 31, 2018/ Nokia S40 is an operating system which was phased out in 2014. It was installed in more than 1.5 billion phones. Whatsapp plans to stop support for all iPhones running iOS 7 by February 1, 2020. This means anyone who owns an iPhone 4 or earlier will have to buy a new phone. Anyone who owns iPhones produced after this will have to update their device if they want to use Whatsapp. Also, the app will no longer work on devices running Android 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020. Here are all the phones which can no longer use WhatsApp: Nokia 208 Nokia 301 Single SIM and dual SIM Chat Edition Nokia 515 Preinstalled WhatsApp New Nokia Asha 201 Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition Nokia Asha 210 Nokia Asha 230 Single SIM and dual SIM models Nokia Asha 300 Nokia Asha 302 Nokia Asha 303 Nokia Asha 305 Nokia Asha 306 Nokia Asha 308 Nokia Asha 309 Nokia Asha 310 Nokia Asha 311 Nokia Asha 500 Nokia Asha 501 Nokia Asha 502 Nokia Asha 503 Nokia C3-00 Nokia C3-01 Nokia X2-00 Nokia X2-01 Nokia X3-02 Nokia X3-02.5 Nokia 206 Single SIM and dual SIM models