Connect with us

Phone News

WhatsApp messenger to stop its services to many of the Smartphones by the end of 2016

Published

on

The most popular messenger WhatsApp is going to shut down its services to many of the handsets in India. This application is almost used by 95 percentage users in the country and by the end of 2016, many of them wouldn’t be able to access the services. WhatApp also announced that December 31st would be the last day for all the Symbian and other devices.

While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they do not offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future,” the report said, quoted a spokesperson from WhatsApp Messenger team.

“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use,” the spokesperson said.The company has said that several older services would be discontinued in 2017. “For iPhone users, WhatsApp will stop working on any iPhone 3GS and will also stop being supported on any device running iOS 6,” – as reported by Manchester Evening News.

The services for the stopped for the handsets still running on Android 2.1 or 2.2 operating system and also for the devices running on Windows 7 or lesser operating system by the end of 2016. Moreover, iPhone users will also not have any access for its iPhone 3GS and also for devices running on iOS 6 and lower. It will be stopped for any first, second, third and fourth generation iPad that have not been updated. The users need to have or update it to iOS 9.3 to enjoy the services from WhatsApp.

Recently we have seen WhatApp getting Video call support for the supported devices on various platforms. There is also news about the WhatsApp extending its support for BlackBerry OS, Nokia S40, and Nokia Symbian S60 until June 30, 2017.

After Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014, the application has seen many upgrades and was also the largest acquisition. Which platform does your device run on? Which version of operating system is it using? Stay tuned to PhoneRadar and do comment in the section below to know more about the same.

Continue Reading
Comments

Recommended Video

Connect on Facebook

Top 5

Top 53 months ago

Top Features of the Vivo V7 Plus Smartphone

Vivo has finally unveiled the all-new selfie-centric smartphone dubbed Vivo V7 Plus in India. Though it is the successor to V5...

Top 55 months ago

Top 5 Best Performing Smartphones Under Rs 30,000 You Can Buy in August 2017

2017 has been an amazing year for smartphones. We have seen some really great smartphones launching this year so far...

Top 57 months ago

Top 5 Features of the Panasonic Eluga Ray Smartphone

Panasonic launched the new Eluga Ray smartphone here in India a couple of weeks back. This is yet another offering...

Top 51 year ago

Top 3 Smartphones from UMi you should take a look at

UMi is a Chinese smartphone manufacturing company that has launched a couple of smartphones previously. The smartphone manufactured by the...

Top 51 year ago

Fix Top 5 Pokemon Go Problems like Server Issues, GPS error, Battery Drain

Pokémon Go by Niantic began rolling out to players across the globe, and like all any other new game release,...

Top 51 year ago

Top 5 Features of Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro & On7 Pro Smartphones

The South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung, has been doing pretty good job with the budget smartphone lineup. They have introduced...

iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery
Top 51 year ago

5 Tips to Make your Smartphone Battery Last till the End of the Day

Smartphones are the most useful piece of gadget that we own, which helps us get our jobs done easily. We...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features
Top 52 years ago

5 Most Important Features of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung fans must be in awe this year, as they’ve got to see two new flagship devices within the span...

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung has launched the much-anticipated smartphone ‘Galaxy Note 5‘ with not much improvements over specifications, but you can find the...

Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 – Most Important features of Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the biggest announcement by Samsung Mobiles in New York. The features of the device are pretty...


Trending