WhatsApp will not work on these mobiles phones from 1st Jan 2019
The Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp had a few years ago announced the end of support for a number of mobile devices including those running on BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS, Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 8.0, Nokia S40, Android versions 2.3.7 and older, iPhone iOS 7 and older.
And 31 December 2018 is the last day of service for sets operating on Nokia S40.
When WhatsApp started in 2009, people’s use of mobile devices looked very different from today. The Apple App Store was only a few months old. About 70% of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia. Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple, and Microsoft which account for 99.5% of sales today were on less than 25% of mobile devices sold at the time.
By the end of 2016, it ended support for phones running on BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS, Nokia Symbian S60, Nokia S40, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7, and iPhone iOS 6/3GS.
In another update, the company announced dates for the closure of services on the following platforms.
Nokia Symbian S60 after June 30, 2017
BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 after December 31, 2017
Windows Phone 8.0 and older after December 31, 2017
Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018
Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020
iPhone iOS 7 and older after February 1, 2020