Warning! Users Of These Phones Will Be Permanently Blocked From Using WhatApp After Tonight - TECH FOE

Warning! Users Of These Phones Will Be Permanently Blocked From Using WhatApp After Tonight


Popular messaging platform WhatsApp in 2016 announced that it was ending support for a number of mobile devices.

The Facebook owned messaging service listed mobile devices such as Windows Phone 8.0, Blackberry 10, Android phones running on version 2.3.7 and older ones, iPhone devices running on iOS 7 and older, Nokia Symbian S60, and Nokia S40 will no longer be able to run WhatsApp by 2020.


WhatsApp has already ended support for Blackberry mobile devices, Windows 8 mobile, older iPhones and Nokia Symbian S60 devices.

Well, WhatsApp will stop working on any person's device running Nokia's S40 OS after today (31/12/2018).

The Nokia S40 is a very popular OS running Nokia devices such as the Asha 201, Asha 205, Asha 210, Asha 230, Asha 500, Asha 501, Asha 502, Asha 503, Asha 206, Asha 208, Asha 301, and Asha 515


Infact, so popular were the S40 devices that Nokia announced on 25 January 2013 that it had sold over 1.5 billion of it.

Initially, support for devices running the Nokia S40 OS was supposed to end this year in June. However, WhatsApp decided to extend it till December, and now it seems nothing is going to save it from being axed from running the popular messaging service.

"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," WhatsApp said in a blog post.

"If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone to continue using WhatsApp," WhatsApp added.

The messaging service in a twist, extended the deadline to February 1, 2020 for Android devices running OS 2.3.7 and iPhones running on iOS 7.

1 comment:

  1. That's was not a good news for me because I'm using Nokia's S40, but it still working but few things just interrupted and I just re-install whats-app in its working but really slow after update....
    Julia,
    Cell Beat

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