WhatsApp may stop running on your phone as 2016 ends

Some WhatsApp users would be in for disappointment next year. Many smartphones which run on a particular Operating System will lose compatibility with WhatsApp by the end of 2016.

Last Updated: Dec 03, 2016, 15:57 PM IST
WhatsApp may stop running on your phone as 2016 ends

New Delhi: Some WhatsApp users would be in for disappointment next year. Many smartphones which run on a particular Operating System will lose compatibility with WhatsApp by the end of 2016.

Here is the list of operating systems (OS), WhatsApp will stop supporting at the end of 2016:

Android 2.1 and Android 2.2

Windows Phone 7

iPhone 3GS/iOS 6

According to the report, any iPhone 4, 4S, or 5 that has not been updated to the newest version of the operating system -- iOS 10 -- would also not support WhatsApp.

Owners of BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 may derive some comfort from the fact that WhatsApp will continue on these phones until June 30, 2017.