New Delhi : If you are among those still using a dated software platform, then it's time for you to start searching of alternatives of WhatsApp or your phone. As reported, WhatsApp will be ending support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, and Nokia S60 platforms on June 30. This step comes after the Facebook-owned brand decided in November to delay ending support for the ageing BlackBerry and Nokia software from December 2016 to June 2017. Support for Android 2.2 Froyo, iOS 6, and Windows Phone 7 was ended by WhatsApp in December last year.
The Popular App which is most widely used instant messaging, had last year announced that it will ending support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, and Nokia S60 platforms on June 30.
WhatsApp gave the reasoning that the dated platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities it needs to expand the App's features in the future.
In its Support page, WhatsApp explains, "These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 2.3.3+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp."
Anyone with the above-mentioned older platforms who want to keep chatting with friends through WhatsApp will need to upgrade to a newer operating system or a new device, the Facebook-owned company has advised.
WhatsApp also clarifies that currently there's no way users can transfer your chat history between platforms though the company will provide the option to send your chat history attached to an email, if requested by users. You can head to WhatsApp's Support page to understand the steps.
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