These are the versions of iOS and Android that WhatsApp will no longer support in 2017


WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps on smartphones today, and it’s available on virtually every mobile operating system. Because of that, the app has to pick and choose when to drop support for various versions of each individual OS. Earlier in 2016, the company announced which specific versions it would be dropping by the end of 2016, but it has since adjusted its forecast slightly. Here are the smartphones and OSes that will be dropped starting “at the beginning of 2017.”

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OS versions:

  • iOS 6
  • Android 2.1
  • Android 2.2
  • BlackBerry OS
  • BlackBerry 10
  • Nokia S40
  • Nokia Symbian S60
  • Windows Phone 7

“These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future,” WhatsApp posted on its blog. “If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer…


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