WhatsApp turns seven years old earlier this year, but as the messaging platform turns another page in its history, it has announced to end support for several mobile devices by the end of 2016. Among those affected are BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7, iPhone 3GS/iOS 6, and two Nokia devices namely Nokia S40 and Symbian S60.
The reason for withdrawal in these devices is their incapability to support WhatsApp feature upgrades in the future. It was a tough decision for the company, but the move was in accordance with its goal to give its users better ways of keeping touch with friends, family and loved ones.
On the bright side, several Nokia handsets will continue to be supported, including a handful of Nokia Ashas, namely Nokia Asha: 201, 205 Chat Edition, 206, 208, 210, 300, 301, 302, 303, 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 515, 500, 501, 502, 503, and 230.
Why download WhatsApp in your Nokia Asha phone?
Not to mention that the messaging application is available to download for free in supported Nokia phones, it has revolutionized messaging apps by enabling users to send instant messages, pictures, video, and audio messages over the internet. It does not rely on user’s data plan, saving WhatsApp users lots of money in overage feed.
In addition, it boasts of simple design and user friendly interface, making it the most popular messaging apps globally with over one billion active users to boot.
How to download WhatsApp in Nokia
Go to www.whatsapp.com/s40/ using your phone’s web browser. You will be downloading the messaging app directly from this page to your device. The page itself will verify if your device is supported.
After which, follow the instructions or prompts on your phone in order to install or setup your WhatsApp account. Once you have successfully created an account, the messaging app will automatically search your phone’s contact list and add contacts who are already using WhatsApp.
By the way, if you already have WhatsApp on your phone, check this out for WhatsApp’s most recent beta update to enjoy new features including video calling.