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WhatsApp has announced that it will finalize the ending of its mobile app for earlier model smartphones. The blocking of the app began early this year and should be complete the end of June, 2017.
The following phones are affected:
- BlackBerry OS
- BlackBerry 10
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
- Windows Phone 7
- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6.
Apparently, older model phones hinder the development of the app, so they have decided to stop serving them all together.
But the guys at WhatsApp have this advice to those affected: “If you use one of these mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of June 2017 to continue using WhatsApp.”
Totally worthless advice.
So if you happen to own one of the phones above you better enjoy the next 29 days of mildly irritating group chats with school friends and ex-colleagues while you still can.
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