Due to the latest update by the messaging company WhatsApp, many smartphones will no longer be able to support the app.

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According to Business Today, WhatsApp is all set to introduce new features and thus, the smartphones that do not have an updated software will not be able to support the same. 


While certain devices will be unable to run the app with immediate effect, for others the app will stop working by the end of 2018. 


According to the information shared on the official website, the following operating systems are no longer supported by WhatsApp: 

  • Android versions older than 2.3.3
  • Windows Phone 8.0 and older
  • iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
  • Nokia Symbian S60
  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10

For the following, while the app is still available for messaging, it is ‘no longer actively developing for these operating systems and some features might stop functioning at any time’: 

  • Nokia S40 until December 31, 2018
  • Android versions 2.3.7 and older until February 1, 2020
  • iOS 7 and older until February 1, 2020

In case you wish to continue using the messaging app, then you need to update your OS to one of the following, depending upon your smartphone: 

  • Android running OS 4.0+
  • iPhone running iOS 8+
  • Windows Phone 8.1+

Guess we can’t really select the ‘remind me later’ option for an OS update anymore!