WhatsApp is the most popular chatting app at the moment because it has a huge monthly active user base of over one billion users that keeps on growing. One big factor in the app’s success is that it’s multi platform compatible and it runs on older versions of operating systems as well. Owners of older devices will to be sad to hear that as of June 30th 2017 WhatsApp will stop offering support for older devices. The mobile devices that are going to stop receiving support are smartphones that run older versions of operating systems. The operating systems that will be affected by this are:
- Nokia Symbian S60;
- BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10;
- Nokia S40;
- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6;
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2;
- Windows Phone 7.
WhatsApp is stopping technical support for those previously stated operating system versions only because the platforms are not compatible anymore with the new feature WhatsApp is trying to implement. If you want to keep on receiving WhatsApp’s updates and new features the only solution you have is to upgrade your device’s operating system to a newer version.
Now we will present you with the oldest versions of operating systems that are going to receive WhatsApp support in 2017. Owners of android powered devices can go ahead and upgrade their operating system to Android 2.3+ OS, while iOS users should upgrade their device to iOS 7+ and Windows Phone users can upgrade their devices to Windows Phone 8+ OS.
After finishing the OS update process, all you have to do next is to simply download and install WhatsApp from the App store or Google Play. The only problem user’s might encounter is that WhatsApp doesn’t save chat history between platforms, but this can be fixed by emailing yourself with your personal chat history attached to it. Even if it seems like a lot of work, it’s going to be worth it because WhatsApp keeps on adding new quality of life features every month.