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WhatsApp stops Support for Old Windows Phone Versions
« on: January 04, 2017, 10:39:03 AM »
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WhatsApp has finally pulled support for some old mobile operating systems, including Windows Phone 7, as the company announced in mid-2016 that its exclusive focus switched to the latest versions of Windows 10 Mobile, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.
This means that users whose devices are powered by Windows 10 Mobile or fully up-to-date Android and iOS can continue running WhatsApp on their phones. Additionally, Windows Phone 8.1 is also fully supported by WhatsApp, despite its rather small market share.

Users told to move to Windows 10 Mobile
WhatsApp’s original announcement that came out in 2016 revealed that the company wanted to concentrate only on the most-used platforms out there (fortunately, despite the 0.5 percent market share, Windows 10 Mobile is not one of the operating systems losing WhatsApp for the time being).

“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. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms: BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7, and iPhone 3GS/iOS 6,” WhatsApp announced in 2016.

The company then reverted its decision for some platforms, deciding to extend support until mid-2017. Windows Phone 7, however, wasn’t included on this list.

“WhatsApp is extending support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 until June 30, 2017,” WhatsApp announced in an update in late 2016.

WhatsApp is one of the companies that frequently update their clients aimed at Windows phones, and a beta program that’s currently under way allows users to try out improvements before they are released to public users. Furthermore, the Windows client is in sync with iOS and Android versions, so most of the features that are available on these platforms are also included in the Windows 10 Mobile version.



 

 

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