FROM today, WhatsApp is set to stop working on more than a BILLION phones – here’s how to find out if yours is on the list.
Customers ringing in 2019 could be less than happy with being cut off from the popular service – especially as they wander around trying to locate each other in the wee hours.
Last year Nokia Symbian S60 phones became incompatible for WhatsApp, and the same was announced for Nokia S40 handsets.
Nokia S40 is an operating system which was phased out in 2014 – but is installed in more than 1.5 billion phones.
Whatsapp also plans to stop support for all iPhones running iOS 7 by February 1, 2020.
Phones that can no longer use WhatsApp from December 31, 2018
- Nokia 208
- Nokia 301
- Single SIM and dual SIM Chat Edition
- Nokia 515 Preinstalled WhatsApp
- New Nokia Asha 201
- Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition
- Nokia Asha 210
- Nokia Asha 230 Single SIM and dual SIM models
- Nokia Asha 300
- Nokia Asha 302
- Nokia Asha 303
- Nokia Asha 305
- Nokia Asha 306
- Nokia Asha 308
- Nokia Asha 309
- Nokia Asha 310
- Nokia Asha 311
- Nokia Asha 500
- Nokia Asha 501
- Nokia Asha 502
- Nokia Asha 503
- Nokia C3-00
- Nokia C3-01
- Nokia X2-00
- Nokia X2-01
- Nokia X3-02
- Nokia X3-02.5
- Nokia 206 Single SIM and dual SIM models
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The app will also no longer work on devices running Android 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020.
In a blog post, the messenger giant wrote: “This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp”.
Whatsapp was founded in 2009 and has since become a giant of the messenger industry, with users sending around 38billion messages a day.
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