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WhatsApp won't work on these phones from this week

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Mobile messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on a number of operating systems from December 31, the Facebook-owned company has confirmed.

Still using Windows, BlackBerry?

WhatsApp will drop support for 'BlackBerry OS', 'BlackBerry 10', 'Windows Phone 8.0' and older platforms, from December 31, 2017, according to an express.co.uk report published on Monday.

"We will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time," WhatsApp said.

Why is this happening?

"These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 4.0+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8.1+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp," the company added.

Android is also not spared

WhatsApp said that it will not work on 'Nokia S40' after December 2018. Also, the app will stop functioning correctly on Android OS version 2.3.7 and older, after February 1, 2020.

Time to get a new phone

Since WhatsApp will no longer update the app for these platforms, there is no point in expecting any new features either.

Similarly, glitches and bugs within the app will not be fixed with software updates.

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