Whatsapp and changes walk parallelly. While sometimes, it adds a new feature, sometimes, it removes one–it does so to keep Whatsapp updated with the current technology. However, this time Whatsapp has taken a broad step in refraining Whatsapp to the contemporary platforms. It has thus announced in a blog post that Whatsapp will no longer work for some devices that it thinks are unsuitable for it.
WhatsApp Will Not Work For These Smartphones Users After December 31
WhatsApp’s list of outdated devices includes BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows and Nokia. The changes will take place after the dawn of 31st December 2017. This implies that the users of BlackBerry operating system, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older its older versions, and Nokia S40 will no longer be able to use Whatsapp on their phones.
When it comes to the reason behind doing so, the blog post says, “While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.”
The blog post further says that the Android versions 2.3.7 and below them will be eliminated after 1st February 2010 but it’s too far to worry. Moreover, Android version 2.3.7 hardly works on 0.4% of the Android devices as Android 6.0 Marshmallow has dominated with 30% of the user base.