WhatsApp will stop working on some devices after December 31. WhatsApp is the messaging app which consistently works on updates and adds new features to the platform. These features require the newer version of OS to run. On December 31 2017, WhatsApp ended support for Windows Phone 8.0, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10. Now the news is that WhatsApp ending support for Nokia S40 series phone after December 2018 and some older Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and iPhones iOS 7 in 2020.
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In a statement, WhatsApp said, “The decision was taken because we will no longer be actively developing for these platforms and some features might stop functioning at any time. When we look ahead to our next seven years, we are looking to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms that a vast majority of people use. These platforms/phones don’t offer the kind of capabilities WhatsApp needs to expand its features in the future.”
WhatsApp has already shared a list of devices that will show you the end of the support. Post February 2020, some old iPhone running on iOS 7 and older versions will not be able to run WhatsApp. Nokia S40 OS was seen in the company’s mid-range devices like Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 230, Nokia Asha 500, Nokia Asha 501 and some other devices. The support for Nokia S40 was expected to end in July this year but it extended by WhatsApp till December.