How can you think that without paying continuously, you can enjoy the comforts and technology in present eara. You may have an costly older phone and also in a working condition but from now onward you will not be able to use the most popular application of todays "Whatsapp" on your older phone.
The world’s most popular chat app, which currently boasts more than one billion active users, has confirmed that it will end support for a number of ageing smartphone operating systems – leaving millions unable to send or receive messages, create GIFs, make VOIP phone calls or video chats within the Facebook-owned chat app.
The Facebook company – which was recently subject to a severe security warning – says technology has changed dramatically since its birth, something which led to its decision to drop support for ageing mobile platforms. In an official statement on the company blog, WhatsApp writes: "As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use.
"So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on some mobile platforms.
"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.
"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.
"If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp."
Although no official date has been set for switch-off it appears that, come January 1st, there could be a lot of WhatsApp fans in desperate need of smartphone upgrade.
WhatsApp updated its initial blog post to confirm that it will extend support BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 until June 30, 2017.
Here is a list of devices that will no longer support WhatsApp by 2017 –
- Any device running Android 2.1
- Any device running Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7
- iPhone 3GS
- Any device running iOS 6