WhatsApp 2018 | Starting January 1, 2018, the application of short message WhatsApp will not be accessible in phone with most Blackberry operating systems and Windows. WhatsApp will still function optimally on Android and iOS platforms.
The company is headquartered in California, the United States was mentioned, there are three operating systems that will be disconnected the service time of the new year, namely the Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10, and Windows Phone 8.0. The third operating system was not able to support the expansion of features that is being done.
“The Platform does not offer the capabilities we need to expand the features of our apps in the future,” a statement from the official WhatsApp. Consequently, users of these platforms can not create a new account or to verify your account is already long, however, can continue to use the application after December 31, 2017. A number of features may no longer be used because WhatsApp has not developed the application in such a platform.
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WhatsApp will also stop supporting the phone system Android 2.3.7 started in March 2020. For users who still use such systems, are encouraged to update your device with the latest series.
“Preferably, use a mobile phone with an operating system that is new, for example with phones running Android 4.0 and above, and Iphones running IOS 7 and above, or Windows Phone 8.1 to the top, so You can continue to use WhatsApp.”
WhatsApp started operations in 2009 when the market mobile telephone (cellular phone) smart is much different. At that time, the Apple App Store was only a few months. While about 70% of the smartphone market dominated by Blackberry and Nokia.
In a statement, WhatsApp acknowledged that the second smartphone brand is meaningful for the journey of WhatsApp for this. This is a difficult decision for us, but necessary to make communication systems better for people with friends, family and their loved ones through WhatsApp.
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