WhatsApp has been dropping support for outdated operating systems and devices time to time. Now it’s time to end support for iOS 7 and lower versions and for Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and for Nokia 40 series e.g. S40. This means that Whatsapp won’t work in Nokia 40 series and users won’t be able to create new WhatsApp Account and some of the important WhatsApp features will stop functioning at any time on their Nokia device.
WhatsApp had outlined operating systems and devices that would be cut off from its support and affix the dates to them accordingly. Nokia S40 date is over that was supported until December 31, 2018, Android OS 2.3.7 and older will be cut off until February 1, 2020, and the same goes for iOS 7 and lower versions.
WhatsApp won’t work In probably these Nokia S40 devices
Nokia S40 operating system is in company’s mid-tier devices such as Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 500, Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia 206, Nokia 208, Nokia 301, Nokia 515,Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 230, Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205.
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.
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Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple, and Microsoft — which account for 99.5% of sales today — were on less than 25% of mobile devices sold at the time,” Said in a blog post.
According to Dignited, you will still be able to use WhatsApp on the device though.