No updates of WhatsApp on select phones from December 31 (file photo)
Facebook owned WhatsApp earlier announced that by the end of the year 2018, it will no longer be supported b some of the smartphones. The messenger company has even listed down names of those smartphones on its support page, whose users will not be able to use WhatsApp any more.
Apart from this, WhatsApp has also released a list of handsets that will no longer receive any updates from December 31st. The company has decided to end support for these phones as WhatsApp is looking to add more features to the platform in the future.
WhatsApp has also asked the users to upgrade their Android versions, in case they are using the old smartphones.
The statement issued by WhatsApp on its support page reads, "we'll no longer actively develop for these operating systems, and some features might stop functioning at any time. If you currently use an older operating system, we recommend upgrading to a newer version’’.
Earlier, operating systems including Windows Phone 8.0 and older, iPhone 3GS/iOS 6, Nokia Symbian S60, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 and older version of Android than 2.3.3 stopped receiving WhatsApp updates.
Now, Nokia S40 will stop receiving updates for WhatsApp from December 31, 2018 and users with Android 2.3.7 and older will no longer receive updates from WhatsApp by February 1, 2020.
The messenger company has suggested its users to upgrade their devices to the new versions.