WhatsApp, from June 30 stops working on old phones

The company confirms the decision made last November, ending its service for Nokia S40 and Symbian S60 and for Blackberry OS and Blackberry 10

The countdown has begun. As previously announced by the same company owned by Facebook, WhatsApp from next June 30 will no longer be available on some models of smartphones that run with the old software platforms Nokia S40 and Symbian S60 and with Blackberry OS and Blackberry 10.

In a few days, in fact, the owners of these mobile devices will no longer be able to use the instant messaging application. All confirmed, then. Last November, WhatsApp had decided to extend its service by a few months, after having initially thought of abandoning the old platforms as early as December. The postponement, however, had not been applied to smartphones with an earlier version of Android Gingerbread 2.3, Windows 7 mobile devices and iPhones with iOS 6. For the latter operating systems, in fact, WhatsApp had ended its support in the month of Christmas.

Why WhatsApp ends service for older platforms

Usersers still using one of these devices will be forced, starting June 30 to upgrade to a more updated version of Android, iOS and Windows. This means that they will have to necessarily buy a new smartphone to be able to continue chatting with their friends via WhatsApp. But for what reason will the service no longer be available for these devices? The answer is quite simple. The devices with the old Nokia and Blackberry software platforms, having obsolete technical characteristics, do not allow users to take full advantage of the potential of the messaging application.

The owners of the devices affected by WhatsApp's decision, even if they will not be able to directly transfer their old chats to a new platform, will still be able to save them and send them to their devices via email.