WhatsApp is one of the most popular mobile messaging applications and according to reports it has stopped functioning on many older mobile devices on December 31, 2016. Today we will tell you about the devices that are no longer supported by WhatsApp, and also about some of the smartphones that will continue to be supported until June 2017.
The WhatsApp application has stopped functioning on devices that run on Android 2.2 (or older) and for iPhones that run on iOS 6 (or older). The same goes for smartphones that run on Windows Phone 7 (or older). In other words, a good amount of devices are affected by this change, so if you know that you have friends that own older devices, then you should not be surprised if you don’t see them online on WhatsApp anymore.
There are two options to keep using WhatsApp on the mentioned devices: upgrade to a newer operating system or buy a new smartphone. We remind you that this change has been officially announced only for Nokia and BlackBerry phones, but it didn’t include the BlackBerry phones that run on Android OS. However, the developers have recently announced that the BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS devices will no longer be supported starting from December 31, 2016, but for some reason, the time limit has been extended until June 2017.
WhatsApp: What’s New?
Back in November 2016, the WhatsApp application has received the Video Calling feature. This feature is working only on devices that run on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile OS. It is good to know that the application has also received other new features in 2016, but Video Calling was surely one of the biggest additions, which attracted even more new users.
There are now rumors, which claim that the WhatsApp application will soon receive the Group Video Calling feature, which will allow users to make video calls with two or more users at the same time.
What are your thoughts about the changes that the WhatsApp application has received in 2016?