WhatsApp has announced that old smartphone users will by the end of this month unabale to send WhatsApp messages.
The messaging app said it will no longer support a range of older operating platforms. The development it stated is due to the inability of older smartphone platforms to keep up with the latest features being rolled out for the app.
‘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… While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future,’ the firm wrote.
The Facebook-owned app said the list of platforms that will not be able to send Whatssap message at the end of the year includes: Android 2.1 and Android 2.2; Windows Phone 7 and iPhone 3GS/iOS 6.
It added that by June 2017, WhatApp will no longer be available for BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10; Nokia S40; and Nokia Symbian S60.