Whatsapp Latest News & Update: Famous Chat App Will No Longer Support Old Smartphones? Find Out Why!

By Rehn de Guia , Updated Dec 07, 2016 09:06 AM EST

It is indeed sad news to everyone as Whatsapp will no longer be supporting some smartphones starting next year. Mobile users who have devices running an old iPhone, Nokia, Blackberry OS or Android phone would need to upgrade. Millions of the app user will be affected by the said change.

Whatsapp Will No Longer Support Smartphones?

Users of Whatsapp has recently been reported to have one billion active consumers, will definitely be shocked as the famous chat app will be doing a big change. This refers to the fact that the application will not be working on mobile devices that run on old operating software.

Whatsapp won't be supporting versions of Android 2.2 Froyo, Windows Phone 7 and iOS 6. Hence, there will be devices powered by OSes that is expected to be released next year. These mobile gadgets are not exempted won't also be able to have Whatsapp.

Reasons Why Whatsapp Will Be Switching Off Revealed!

Whatsapp already announced last February that the famous company will end its support for phones that carries old software versions. Reports noted that this limitation is not harsh at all. As long as the consumer's phone was launched over five years ago, there will be no changes in using the chat app.

Many old smartphones can no longer handle Whatsapp as its latest features need latest mobile specifications. The whole team noted that it was one of the hardest decision made; difficult one but felt right. With these, they have advised users to get a phone upgrade so they continuously enjoy the messaging app.

Whatsapp further explained that they extremely want to provide an irresistible service for their loyal users and developing more advanced features is part of it. These old mobile devices do not support the kind of capabilities that the team needs in expanding the chat app usage.

In a blog post, Whatsapp confirmed that Android 2.1, Android 2.1, Windows Phone 7, iPhone 3GS and mobile device that carries iOS6 will no longer have the famous chat app after June 30, 2017.

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