News By/Courtesy: Riddhima Kedia | 11 Jan 2020 23:52pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Whatsapp ends its support for some OS versions
  • February 1 is the suggested date for the change
  • Whatsapp no longer in Microsoft Store

 

WhatsApp one of the most popular messaging application has recently terminated its support for some of the androids and IPhones. Smartphones running on windows operating system will no longer run WhatsApp.

As per the official blog posted by the Facebook owned messaging platform WhatsApp will terminate its support for IPhones running on iOS 7 and older software, in order to get rid of the problem it is a good idea to switch or rather update your phone’s software to the latest version. The step suggests that, go to settings menu, click on General, then go to software update, and you will be able to keep up to the Facebook owned messaging platform WhatsApp. As per the same blog, it is also mentioned that WhatsApp will do the same to the Android phones running with version 2.3.7 and older ones by February7,2020.

The reasons for this sort of decision is basically for smooth working of the company. The messaging application will no longer develop updates for these versions and would concentrate on the latest ones instead of the older versions. No new features will be available for those who are outside the boundaries of the required versions as WhatsApp will no longer send out updates for the above mentioned versions.

Previously, WhatsApp ended its services for: BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7, and IPhone 3GS/ iOS . A new report from Aggiornamentilumia website reveals that WhatsApp is no longer available on the Microsoft store.

The blog says, "we will be closed to the windows phone operating system as they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our apps features in the future". It further says, "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. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone which were in the market before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp."

 

Section Editor: Prithvijit Mukherjee | 12 Jan 2020 15:48pm IST


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