Friday 2 December 2016

Whatapp Would Stop Its Servicing For These Phones


The world’s most popular communication app is about to end its support for a number of smartphones leaving millions unable to send or receive messages.

The Facebook-owned firm revealed earlier this year that Blackberry, Nokia and older Android smartphones will no longer be compatible with the app.

WhatsApp turned seven in February and the firm says that technology has changed dramatically since its birth which has led to this decision.

In a statement on their blog WhatsApp states: "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 some mobile platforms

"While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future.

"This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.

"If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp."

Although no official date has been set for switch-off it appears that, come January 1st, there could be a lot of WhatsApp fans in desperate need of smartphone upgrade.

Luckily, it's not all not all bad news for WhatsApp fans as the service recently got a major new feature.

Video calling was launched last month on iOS, Android and Windows devices allowing people to see each other when they chat.

In a statement on their blog WhatsApp said: "We’re introducing this feature because we know that sometimes voice and text just aren’t enough."



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