Whatsapp’s entry into this advanced technological world is nothing short of action of the moment, but the joint effort of two ex-yahoo employees, Jan Koum and Brian Acton made this more convincing than audacious. The beta version of Whatsapp first came into the effect in 2009 and later on it was introduced on the app store for iPhone users and received unexpected success in just a very little time, thanks to its easy to use functionality and lack of any unnecessaries registration policies.
Further, it was added to the Blackberry app store in early 2010 and subsequently to other platforms like Symbian, Android and Windows in the same year. With the passage of time, Whatsapp keeps updating itself thereby it has more than hundreds of millions of users, who are sharing texts, photos, videos and other personal details as well.
But, now it’s our turn to look at our smartphones as the Instant Messenger app giant Whatsapp has decided to stop facilitating its service on millions of long standing devices or their operating systems which includes the older version of Android, Nokia, iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7. If the media reports turned out to be true, Whatsapp support will end on over millions of devices by the end of 2016 unless they are updated.
According to a report in the media source, Whatsapp, with over one billion users, was phasing out compatibility with older phones in a technology upgrade. “While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they do not offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future,” stated by a spokesperson of WhatsApp in a blog post.
The company has conveyed that many older services would end up in 2017. “As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use,” the spokesperson said.
With information available, Whatsapp service will stop for those mobile platforms that are backed by Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7 and iPhone 3GS or iOS 6. Moreover, any iPhone 4, 4S or 5 will not be able to use the Whatsapp service unless they are updated. However, the company has also announced that it is expanding support for devices like BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 until June 30, 2017. Read more Indian Trending News.