It’s a bad news for you if your device’s operating system is Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows 7 or some older version of Android. Whatsapp will stop supporting those operating system based devices after the end of 2016. That means from 2017, Whatsapp will not work on minor used and timeworn OSs.
Blackberry & Symbian users will not send or receive messages over Whatsapp from 2017. The reason behind this decision is Whatsapp wants to add some advanced features in the app which can’t be accessed and operated on those devices. There was also some Whatsapp security issue with those devices.
To access Whatsapp, Symbian users have to get another OS. But on the other hand, Blackberry users have to change their handsets, not the company because Blackberry already launched many Android OS based smartphones. So, Whatsapp will be still accessible via Android based Blackberry smartphone.
In the case of Android users, Android 2.1 & Android 2.2 operated devices will be unable to provide Whatsapp. And for Windows users, Whatsapp will stop working on Windows 7, So if you own a Windows 7 operated handset, then you have to upgrade your device beyond Windows 7.1. Over Windows 7.1 version based devices will be okay for Whatsapp.
It seems that Whatsapp is stopping supporting those devices which made itself so popular like now. But there is no way to provide Whatsapp upgraded services on those devices. You can see the whole list of those devices in which, Whatsapp will stop working after 31st December 2016.
On Which Devices, Whatsapp Will Stop Working After 31st December 2017 [Complete List]
Nokia – Asha [201, 205 Chat Edition, 206, 208, 210, 300, 301. 302, 303, 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 515, 500, 501, 502, 503, 230], C3-00, C3-01, X2-01, X3-02, X2-00, X7, E6, N8, C6, C7, E7, 500, 600, 700, 701, 808, 5800, 5530, 5230, 5233, 5235, N97, N97 Mini, X6, X5-01, C6, C5-03, 5700, 6110, 6120, 6121, 6124, 6700, 6290, E51, E63, E66, E71, E90 Communicator, N76, N81, N81 8GB, N82, N95, N95 8GB, 5320, 5630, 5730, 6210, 6220, 6650 Fold, 6710 Navigator, 6720, 6730, 6760 Slide, 6790 Surge, C5, E52, E55, E72, E73, E75, E5, N78, N79, N85, N86 8MP, N96.
Samsung – i8910 Omnia HD, GT-i8510, GT-i7110, SGH-L870, SGH-G810, SGH-iNNN.
Sony – Ericsson [Satio, Vivaz, Vivaz Pro]