clouds clouds clouds
clouds clouds clouds

WhatsApp is to end support for some operating systems

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

WhatsApp is dropping a few operating systems. The operating systems that are being dropped are called legacy operating systems. Legacy operating systems are operating systems, which are no longer updated or installed on new phones.

The company said it wanted to focus development "on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use".

"We are also planning version 10.3.4 for later this year with even more security improvements," the company said in January 2016.

The full list of operating systems WhatsApp will stop supporting is:

Android 2.1 and Android 2.2

Blackberry OS 7 and earlier

Blackberry 10

Nokia S40

Nokia Symbian S60

Windows Phone 7.1

"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," WhatsApp said in a blogpost.

"When we started WhatsApp in 2009. About 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia."

Movie Reviews

Game Night

Max and Annie played by Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, ...

Category: What's New
Date: 3rd March 2016
WhatsApp is to end support for some operating systems

More stories from What's New

7 Ways people use smart home tech: 7 Ways People Use Smart Home Technology and Save..

Echo Show: This is a really fun device and is taking the market by…

Apple X - What do we think?: Initial feedback since the Apple X iPhone was launched has been great…

Apple iPhone 8 – what we know so far: As we know the world moves quickly in the eye of Apple…

Microsoft now embracing Samsung: Upto now Samsung has been kept at arm’s length but now Microsoft…