WHATSAPP is set to stop working on more than a BILLION phones from today – here’s how to find out if yours is on the list.
Customers ringing in 2019 could be less than happy with being cut off from the popular service – especially as they wander around trying to locate each other in the wee hours.
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Customers could well be disappointed to learn that their phone models no longer work with WhatsApp.. and will have to get a new mobile if they want to use the serviceLast year Nokia Symbian S60 phones became incompatible for WhatsApp, and the same was announced for Nokia S40 handsets.
Nokia S40 is an operating system which was phased out in 2014 – but is installed in more than 1.5 billion phones.
Whatsapp also plans to stop support for all iPhones running iOS 7 by February 1, 2020.
Phones that can no longer use WhatsApp from December 31, 2018
Single SIM and dual SIM Chat Edition
Nokia 515 Preinstalled WhatsApp
New Nokia Asha 201
Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition
Nokia Asha 210
Nokia Asha 230 Single SIM and dual SIM models
Nokia Asha 300
Nokia Asha 302
Nokia Asha 303
Nokia Asha 305
Nokia Asha 306
Nokia Asha 308
Nokia Asha 309
Nokia Asha 310
Nokia Asha 311
Nokia Asha 500
Nokia Asha 501
Nokia Asha 502
Nokia Asha 503
Nokia 206 Single SIM and dual SIM models
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The app will also no longer work on devices running Android 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020.
In a blog post, the messenger giant wrote: “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”.
Whatsapp was founded in 2009 and has since become a giant of the messenger industry, with users sending around 38billion messages a day.
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