WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps available, and so there are likely going to be some users disappointed today: the app is dropping support for older phone platforms.
This isn t a surprise, as the company gave a fair warning in the recent past that this day was coming.
It s not all bad news, though — WhatsApp has also announced an extension for certain devices.
WhatsApp announced the news back in February 2016, saying it had decided to drop support for older platforms by the end of the year, as well as all BlackBerry phones including BlackBerry 10 handsets .
You ll no longer be able to use WhatsApp if you re still using iOS 6 or the iPhone 3GS, Windows Phone 7, or Android versions 2.1 and 2.2.
Nokia Symbian S60 and Nokia S40 users are also officially in the pipeline for losing WhatsApp support.