According to a February publication made on the WhatsApp blog,
While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.
It appeared WhatsApp would go ahead and end support for a couple of devices until a delightful news came last month saying WhatsApp will extend support for BlackBerry and Nokia phones until June 2017.
In the course of this change, the original blog post on WhatsApp official website has been edited. However, the new change confirms that Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10 and Nokia users would still be able to use WhatsApp until June 2017 but devices running on Windows 7, Android 2.2 or below and Apple devices running iOS 6 or below just have less than a month.
Below is the list of mobile platforms that will no longer be supported at the beginning of 2017
- Android : Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- Windows : Windows Phone 7
- iPhone: 3GS/ iOS 6
Now, here is the list of mobile platforms that will still support WhatsApp till June 30, 2017
- Blackberry: Blackberry OS and Blackberry 10
- Nokia: Nokia S40 and Nokia S60
Are you still using one of these devices? Well, it’s Christmas season and the clock is ticking. I think now may be the best time to upgrade!
Source: WhatsApp FAQ