From today, WhatsApp will gradually stop supporting several platforms which will kick in fully after December 31, 2017. The WhatsApp messaging app will fully stop support for ‘BlackBerry OS’, ‘BlackBerry 10’, ‘Windows Phone 8.0’ and older platforms from December 31, 2017.
Users on these older platforms will not be able to create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts using their old devices after December 31, 2017. I will like to point out that ending support for these devices does not mean a user will lose access to their WhatsApp account, users can continue using the app on their phone, but won’t receive any support or upgrades.
Few months ago, WhatsApp had to extend support for both platforms which WhatsApp had previously revealed that the app will stop working for phones running Nokia S40 will be stopped from December 31, 2018. The app will stop working on phones running Android 2.3.7 and older (Gingerbread) will be stopped from February 1, 2020. The messaging app became unavailable on Nokia phones running Symbian S60, from June 30, 2017.