From January 1st, WhatsApp has stopped working on devices that run on the Nokia S40 software. It is stated on WhatsApp blog that older phones like Nokia 206, Asha 210 and few others will not be able to run WhatsApp.
Users of Nokia S40 platform will no longer able to make new accounts. The S40 platform include many popular devices such as Nokia 206 Single SIM, Nokia 206 Dual SIM, Nokia 208,Nokia 515, Nokia 301 Single SIM Chat Edition, Nokia 301 Dual SIM Chat Edition, Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition, Nokia Asha 230 Single SIM, Nokia Asha 230 Dual SIM,Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 8.0, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10.
In a post on their blog, WhatsApp said “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. Those who own a phone powered by this very platform has no choice but to upgrade their device if they wish to continue using WhatsApp.”
Facebook owned company also plans to stop supporting devices running Android 2.3.7 and older (Gingerbread), iPhone 3GS or any iOS 6 device from February 1, 2020.