WhatsApp will stop working for many phones after December 31, 2017
WhatsApp to expand its features
San Francisco, Dec 25, 2017: Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on a number of platforms from December 31, the company has confirmed.
The messaging app will drop support for ‘BlackBerry OS’, ‘BlackBerry 10’, ‘Windows Phone 8.0’ and older platforms, from December 31, 2017, according to an express.co.uk report published on Monday.
“We will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time,” WhatsApp said.
“These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 4.0+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8.1+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp,” the company added.
WhatsApp said that it will not work on ‘Nokia S40’ after December 2018. Also, the app will stop functioning correctly on Android OS version 2.3.7 and older, after February 1, 2020. (IANS)
“People all around the world use WhatsApp to connect with small businesses they care about from online clothing companies in India to auto parts stores in Brazil,” the Facebook-owned app had said in an earlier statement.
“WhatsApp Business will make it easier for people to connect with them, and vice versa, in a fast and simple way,” the company added.
“WhatsApp Business” was launched last week in Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Britain and the US.
It will also save time with smart messaging tools — quick replies that provide fast answers to frequently asked questions, greeting messages that introduce customers to your business, and away messages that let them know you’re busy.
“People will know that they’re talking to a business because you will be listed as a Business Account. Over time, some businesses will have Confirmed Accounts once it’s been confirmed that the account phone number matches the business phone number,” WhatsApp said.