WhatsApp will not work on these phones in 2018


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Jan 9, 2009
Playa Najayo & South Jersey
WhatsApp announces the phones that will stop working in 2018

WhatsApp updated the list of phones that will stop supporting the instant messaging application as of December 31, 2017.

As of December 31, 2017 it will not work on Windows Phone 8.0 or older outdated Windows operating systems. Neither in BlackBerry 10 cell phones.

To the list will be added as of December 31, 2018 the Nokia S40.

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May 1, 2005

WhatsApp is saying goodbye to several older mobile operating systems.

The Facebook-owned chat app has announced plans to end support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older, and Nokia S40 on Dec. 31. Users on these platforms can no longer create new accounts or re-verify existing ones. After Dec. 31, the app will stop working on these platforms altogether.

WhatsApp said it's also planning to ditch Android versions 2.3.7 and older, but not until Feb. 1, 2020.

"These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future," WhatsApp explained. "If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 4.0+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8.1+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp."

WhatsApp does not offer the option to transfer your chat history between platforms, so when you install the app on a new device and verify your phone number, you'll be starting over fresh. You can, however, send your chat history via email; for instructions on how to do that, check out WhatsApp's FAQ page.

WhatsApp also previously ended support for Android versions older than 2.3.3, Windows Phone 7, iPhone 3GS/iOS 6, and Nokia Symbian S60.

Meanwhile, BlackBerry earlier this month announced plans to shutter its BlackBerry World app store on Dec. 31, 2019. Before that, the BlackBerry Travel site will go away in February 2018 and the company's Playbook video-calling service will end in March 2018. Those impending shutdowns aren't too much of a shocker, considering BlackBerry hasn't manufactured a BB10 or BSOS device since 2015.

chico bill

Lobotomy Surgeon
May 6, 2016
If you own a phone that old you should probably just get a flip phone anyway


Nov 9, 2006
I carried the Blackberry Curve forever, they were built like tanks. Till I could no longer take my daughter laughing at me.

But I couldn't just throw it away. It's now my bedside clock and alarm if needed.