The company has updated its official blog post that recommended upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone version to continue using WhatsApp.
WhatsApp won’t work on these devices after June 30, 2017:
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
- BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
- Windows Phone 7
It looks like WhatsApp is taking these steps as these older platforms hinder the growth of the app by not supporting the newer features.
“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,” the company adds in its blog post.