Mobile messaging app, WhatsApp, will stop working on some categories of iPhone by December end, a report said.
The affected iPhone brands are the 3GS – which is the second generation handset that was released in 2009. It is also said that the messaging app will stop being supported on any device running iOS 6. That means, potentially, any iPhone 4, 4S, or 5 that hasn’t been updated to the newest version of the operating system – iOS 9.3
It also affects any first, second, third or fourth generation iPad that hasn’t been updated.
Moreover, Android phones and tablets operating on 2.1 or 2.2 will also be affected or, better explained, those devices released between May 2010 and November 2011 from many different manufacturers.
Equally, Windows Phone 7 released in October 2010 will be affected, as well as BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60.
“While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future,” a spokesperson for WhatsApp said.
The company has set a deadline of the end of 2016 for several older services that will no longer be supported