WhatsApp to end support for Blackberry OS, Nokia Symbian OS on June 30

WhatsApp to end support for Blackberry OS, Nokia Symbian OS on June 30

As announced earlier, WhatsApp will end its support for old Nokia and Blackberry phones on June 30. The chat app had announced last year that it will end its support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, and Nokia S60 operating systems on June 30.

“We will soon be ending support for certain devices. On June 30, 2017, we will no longer support the following platforms: BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60,” WhatsApp wrote on its support page.

The company said that these old mobile platforms didn’t offer the kind of capabilities company required to expand the app’s features in future. “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,” it had noted.

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WhatsApp has already pulled the plug on support for Android versions older than 2.3.3, Windows Phone 7 and iPhone 3GS/iOS 6 at the start of this year. The chat app explains that to use any of these affected devices, users need to upgrade their device to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 2.3.3+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8+ if they wish to continue using WhatsApp.

” Once you have one of these devices, simply install WhatsApp and verify your phone number on the new device. Keep in mind that WhatsApp can only be activated with one phone number on one device at a time.”

Also, currently there is no way to transfer your chat history between platforms. WhatsApp suggests to mail the chat history to an email. For Android users: Open the chat> Menu> More>Email chat> Attach media or not. You chat history will be emailed with a .txt document attachment. In case you select to attach media, your most recent media sent will be added as attachments.  When sending with media, you can send up to 10,000 latest messages. Without media, you can send 40,000 messages. These constraints are due to maximum email sizes. iPhone users can use iCloud backup feature to store their chat history.

Source by indiatoday…