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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."


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

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