Revealed: The smartphones that WhatsApp won't support in 2017

Updated: Dec 14, 2016, 10:43 IST | mid-day online correspondent

After revealing that WhatsApp will stop supporting smartphones with older Operating Systems next year, the Facebook-owned instant-messing client has now announced that it will extend support for BlackBerry and Nokia devices, thus giving users extra time to update their devices to Apple or Android

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After revealing that WhatsApp will stop supporting smartphones with older Operating Systems next year, the Facebook-owned instant-messing client has now announced that it will extend support for BlackBerry and Nokia devices, thus giving users extra time to update their devices to Apple or Android.

According to Express.co.uk, WhatsApp support for BlackBerry and Nokia phones, were although going to end in December, an extension has been granted on the date.

WhatsApp has said in a blog post about supporting the following phones and operating systems till June 30 2017:
- BlackBerry OS
- BlackBerry 10
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60

However, some will lose support in a few weeks. They are...
- Android 2.1
- Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7
- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6.

WhatsApp remains the most downloaded app with one billion active users in 2016, making it the most popular chat client in the world. It even topped iOS App Store's download charts this year. (Read More)

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