Remember the new feature related to the privacy of WhatsApp? That is, the encryption end-to-end . This news will be welcomed by many users worldwide, but also bring (unfortunately) obsolescence for other users with older devices.
As you well we indicated a few months ago, WhatsApp will no longer be compatible with BlackBerry , Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 7.1, along with other models of smartphone and mobile operating systems will mention later.
The main reason for the "blackout" of WhatsApp on these devices is due to end-to-end the company is implementing encryption on its servers. Because these devices do not have enough technology to fit, can not continue using WhatsApp, due to security reasons.
But we did not know so far is that some models are not compatible with iPhone WhatsApp. Read on to find out…
WhatsApp will stop working on certain models and operating systems from December 31, 2016
According to the official blog of WhatsApp , the application most popular instant messaging App Store recently celebrated 7 years. In its anniversary, the company wanted to reflect on its evolution.
Thus, WhatsApp focus its efforts on more mobile platforms used today, leaving behind outdated operating systems. In the case of Apple, specifically, they will be left out the iPhone 3GS and iOS version 6 and earlier.
What smartphones and platforms will no longer be compatible?
WhatsApp Messenger will stop working on the following operating, systems platforms and smartphones:
- BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10
- Nokia Nokia Symbian S40 and S60
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7.1
- iPhone 3GS and iOS 6
The company wanted to highlight the importance of these platforms in the early WhatsApp, especially on Android and iOS. But for a company continues to evolve, it is necessary to leave behind the ballast, unfortunately for some users. For example, to offer new features like video calls on WhatsApp that will be included gradually.
Given that technology, and apps, advancing by leaps and bounds, it is reasonable that WhatsApp no longer supported on some platforms, but this leads inevitably to an interesting question ... Will WhatsApp compatible with iPad and other tablets soon?