WhatsApp no longer working on your phone? The reason maybe your older phone with an older operating system. The instant messaging service stopped supporting smartphones with an older operating system from the beginning of this year.
Starting from 2017, WhatsApp has some minimum requirements. A number of older phones do not meet these requirements making the app unstable and no new functionality will support in the future.
WhatsApp no longer supports the following operating systems/devices from January 1, 2017-
- iOS 6/iPhone 3GS
- Android 2.1
- Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7.1
There’s no possibility to use WhatsApp with an older Android versions 2.1 and 2.2. So, if you have an older smartphone, it is recommended to go looking for a new one which does have a higher version of the operating system and support for WhatsApp. Lately, a lot of smartphones have been released in various ranges.
Extension until June 30, 2017
WhatsApp has extended support for Blackberry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 till June 30, 2017.