WhatsApp Download On Older Mobile Device Platforms
WhatsApp has been a great messaging app for mobile devices, such as iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone for years now. However, some mobile devices are not supported by this app anymore. Thus, it can’t be found in Google’s Play Store, Microsoft’s Market, and Apple’s App Store when using certain devices.
If your phone is a Nokia S40, for instance, it might not be compatible with WhatsApp in some countries. However, in a blog from WhatsApp, Nokia S40 can still receive support on or before the end of 2018. This means, that you can still run WhatsApp if your phone is supported.
Simply go to the home screen of your device and open the Internet browser. Then, search for WhatsApp by typing the link address https://www.whatsapp.com/s40/ manually. Choose Download Now and do what the instructions tell you to do.
Here is a list of platforms no longer supported by the start of 2017.
- Windows Phone 7
- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
- Android 2.3.3 or older
BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS are also limited to 31 December 2017, as do Windows 8 devices and older. On the other hand, support for Symbian OS S60 has just expired on 30 June 2017. Due to the fact that developers of such platforms will no longer be active, some features would stop functioning at any time.
This is because such platforms might not offer the capabilities required for app expansion features. If you are still using such devices, it is recommended to upgrade to a newer Android OS or a new device running 4.0 or later, Windows 8.1 or later, and iPhone iOS 7 or later.
Install WhatsApp using such devices and verify the phone number. Take note that the app can only be activated using a single mobile phone number at a time. Moreover, you can’t transfer any chat history between platforms if you wish to use one in the future.