Whatsapp – On October 17, 2016, Naij compiled a list of phones that would no longer be supported by the popular cross-platform messaging application known as Whatsapp. The list was quite helpful to many. So, we decided to compile another list of phones that will still be able to use the Whatsapp platform by December 2016. Whatsapp announced this on their blog on February 26, 2016:
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“Earlier this week WhatsApp turned seven years old. It has been an amazing journey and in the coming months we’re putting an even greater emphasis on security features and more ways to stay in touch with the people that you care about.
“But anniversary dates are also an opportunity to look back. When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people’s use of mobile devices looked very different from today.
“The Apple App Store was only a few months old. About 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia. Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft – which account for 99.5 percent of sales today – were on less than 25 percent of mobile devices sold at the time.
“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms:
– BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
– Nokia S40
– Nokia Symbian S60
– Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
– Windows Phone 7.1