WhatsApp Support is extended – WhatsApp had already announced last year that the support for some older smartphone platforms will be ended as of 1 July 2017. The reason for this is a lack of updates for old operating systems. However, owners of smartphones with the platform Blackberry 10 and Nokia S40 can look forward, because the support will be extended by the end of the year.
WhatsApp: Old systems do not receive support
Current updates for smartphone operating systems are important in order not to compromise security and to integrate new WhatsApp features. For older systems, however, updates are no longer delivered.
Already last year WhatsApp had announced the support for outdated systems, because a correct function of the messenger is no longer guaranteed. Affected are the platforms Nokia S40, Blackberry 10, Nokia Symbian S60, WindowsPhone 7.1 and iPhone 3GS together with iOS 6. At the latest by the end of June, support should be phased out for these systems.
Support for two platforms is extended.
As the website Whatsappen from Holland reports, owners of smartphones with Blakckberry 10 and Nokia S40 can look forward, because here we extended the support by the end of the year. According to WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, “We are extending the Blackberry 10 and Nokia S40 support by the end of 2017.”
The support for smartphones with Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, WindowsPhone 7 and the iPhone 3G with iOS 6 was already set at the beginning of the year. WhatsApp recommends upgrading to smartphones with Android 2.3 or later, WindowsPhone 8 and Apple devices that have at least iOS 7 on board.
Heinz-Peter Ollie Hildebrand