New Delhi: WhatsApp will be on almost every smartphone in India, but do you know that this app will not work on some smartphones after December 31? Definitely, it is not good news for those users who use the smartphones of these companies. On end of December 31, 2017, WhatsApp will not work on smartphones running on BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older versions. This information is given in the blog post of WhatsApp itself.
According to the information given in WhatsApp blog post, users will not be able to use this app after December 31 in the smartphones with BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows 8.0 and older operating systems. That means, after December 31, WhatsApp will stop working in smartphones with these operating systems. While the relief is that most users in India use smartphones with Android operating systems, but the number of people using Windows and BlackBerry operating systems is also good.
It is worth noting that in June this year, WhatsApp increased support for both platforms. At that time, Whatsapp had disclosed that after December 31, 2017, the app will stop working on phones running Nokia S40 OS. Apart from this, this app will also stop working on February 1, 2020, for smartphones with Android 2.3.7 or older. Earlier, support for messaging app was discontinued for Nokia phones running Symbian S60 from June 30, 2017. WhatsApp update support for OS versions like Windows Phone 7, Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and iOS 6 was closed in 2016. If you have any of these phones then you should think about the upgrade.