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WhatsApp, the famous communication application turned 7 years old this year in February. As it grows older, its features keep on increasing and getting better. Couple of weeks ago, WhatsApp also announced video calling feature for its users.

As the application grows older, time passes and technology changes. As stated in their blog post:

“When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people’s use of mobile devices looked very different from today. The Apple App Store was only a few months old. About 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia. Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft – which account for 99.5 percent of sales today – were on less than 25 percent of mobile devices sold at the time.”

WhatsApp support for mobile devices

Keeping this and all the modern trends in view, it will end its support for the old and outdated phones at the end of this year. According to the official website, they will be ending support for the following mobile platforms:

  • Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
  • Windows Phone 7
  • iPhone 3GS/iOS 6

While for the BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60, they will continue their support till June 30, 2017.

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