The New Year is just around the corner, so it might be time for you to make some upgrades. WhatsApp wants to encourage people to keep up with the technological upgrades, so it decided to end the support for a series of older smartphones and operating systems. Therefore, if you own a BlackBerry, Nokia, or any smartphone running Windows or an old OS, you won’t be able to receive updates for the app. This will happen right on New Year’s Eve, to start the year fresh.
WhatsApp wants to encourage people to use more advanced technologies
Starting December 31st, WhatsApp will stop delivering any kind of updates on older phones. If you use an older version of Android or iOS, you shouldn’t be worried, as this change won’t affect you. However, users of Windows Phone 8.0, any kind of BlackBerry, Nokia S40, or Nokia Symbian S60 will be cut off from receiving updates on the app.
If you still want to use the app, it might be time for you to direct your attention towards newer devices. It was quite difficult for the company to make such a decision but, in the end, it decided this was the best solution. The newer the OS is, the easier it is for the engineers to improve the security features and to offer the best means of communication.
WhatsApp is now owned by Facebook
If you own an Android phone, there’s no need to worry at the moment. However, WhatsApp is going to end the support for those running the 2.3.7 version or anything older on February 1st, 2020. There’s plenty of time for you to upgrade to something newer by then.
WhatsApp was launched in 2009 and has gathered over one billion users. Since 2014, it is owned by Facebook. At first, Facebook claimed it couldn’t assure an automated connection between accounts on the two platforms. However, now, users receive an alert whenever their WhatsApp data is used on Facebook for advertisement purposes.
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