WhatsApp had earlier announced a few months ago that it would stop support for its services in a handful of Operating Systems such as Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, BlackBerry and many more by the end of 2016. But, the company made it public that it will end the support for certain platforms only in the next year.
The services of WhatsApp will no longer be supported from June 30, 2017 in Nokia Symbian S60, Nokia S40, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS. It will also end support for Android 2.1 and 2.2 versions in 2017.
WhatsApp said in an official Statement:
These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android running OS 2.3+, a Windows Phone 8+, or an iPhone running iOS 7+ before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.
Once you have one of these devices, simply install WhatsApp and verify your phone number on the new device to continue using WhatsApp. Keep in mind that WhatsApp can only be activated with one phone number on one device at a time.
There is currently no option to transfer your chat history between platforms. However, we provide the option to send your chat history attached to an email.
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