WhatsApp officially announced that it will stop support on many smart phones and operating systems around World. So last date till which WhatsApp will be available in all phones is 31 December 2016. If you are a user who is not having a WhatsApp compatible mobile phone with you then you can use Whatsapp only till 31-12-2016. So there is lot of doubts regarding Whatsapp supported smartphones list that is given officially by Whatsapp. So from year 2017, to say exactly from 1st January 2017 only smart phones that have Whatsapp support can be used to receive or send messages.
Whatsapp is now a daily routine procedure to everyone. Most people in World have become addicted to using Whatsapp every day. There is no special charges or fees required for u sing Whatsapp. You can use download and install whatsapp in any compatible smart phone. Lot of new mobile messaging app services have come up after Whatsapp. People are not ready to go away from Whatsapp, because most phone contacts in their list use this service. Main question we have to ask you is, If you do not have a mobile among Whatsapp supported smartphones Will you buy a new phone which is compatible with Whatsapp. Or will you continue using your phone which is not compatible with Whatsapp.
This could be a difficult question to take decision. If you go to any other messaging service or platform you will not find all your phone contacts in it, because your friends may be using Whatsapp. So what is possibility to be connected with everyone if you do not have Whatsapp supported smartphones with you. You can discuss with your friends about another popular messaging platform and ask everyone to download and install it. If your whole gang of friends do it, you will not loose any friends and be connected with everyone. Problem arises only when few of your friends are still glued to Whats app without changing to any other messaging app. If you decide to buy and use a new smart phone that is compatible to whats app in 2017 then your problem is solved.
Whatsapp has announced list of smart phones, operating systems versions which will not be compatible or have no support from 1-1-2017. Till now Whats App could be used in all mobile phones in Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows, Nokia, Symbian.etc. around World.
Nowadays people by smart phones by asking whether Whatsapp can be used in it or not. With recent decision by Whatsapp to end support on selected devices it is important for everyone to know Whatsapp supported smartphones and incompatible phones. Otherwise there are chances that people may cheat you to buy smart phones which will not have any Whatsapp compatibility from 2017. It’s really important that you have a good idea on smart phones that have whats app support in it after 31st December 2016.
Main question asked by people was regarding Why is Whatsapp ending support for many devices. It’s because Whatsapp is bringing in more features in it’s mobile application which can only be accessed in devices with latest version of operating system.
Is Whatsapp ending?
Mobiles which run on BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60 will have an extended time till 30th June 2017. So those smartphones running on above mentioned Operating systems will have Whatsapp support till 30-6-17. For android phones, iOs iPhones there is no extended date for whatsapp support and their last date is only till 31-12-2016.
Incompatible WhatsApp Messenger platforms
Below is list of operating systems on mobile devices which will no longer have any Whatsapp support. So all people who possess mobiles which are running in following operating system versions will not have Whatsapp compatible in it. Whatsapp unsupported smartphones are those ones who are running in below versions.
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
- Windows Phone 7
- BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
Official notification from WhatsApp regarding ending WhatsApp support for mobile devices, https://blog.whatsapp.com/10000617/WhatsApp-support-for-mobile-devices
Whatsapp supported smartphones list
Is my device supported by Whatsapp is now main question by all Whatsapp users who came to know of this news. We have pointed out regarding versions of operating systems used in mobile phones that will be compatible to Whatsapp.
Android 2.3 and above
iPhone iOS 7 and above
Windows Phone 8 and above
All latest Nokia phones except Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60.
BlackBerry 11 and above
Most older phones will have no Whatsapp support in it after 31-12-2016. So if you are looking to buy a new smart phone be sure you have a latest one which will support Whatsapp in future.
New features like video calling , GIF support, video streaming is now available in Whatsapp which makes it stand in Number 1 position among other mobile apps.