WhatsApp has stopped working on devices running on the Nokia S40 software. Today, older phones like Nokia 206, Asha 210 and others will not be able to run WhatsApp when the Facebook-owned company has announced it has already completed support for the Nokia S40 platform.
The Nokia S40 platform was one of the most dominant mobile operating systems of its time. With effect from January 1, you will no longer be able to create new accounts. Although many people have upgraded their phones, the S40 platform features many popular devices such as Nokia 206 Single SIM, Nokia 206 Dual SIM, Nokia 208, Nokia 301 Single SIM Chat, Nokia 301 Dual SIM Chat, Nokia 515, Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205 Chat version, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 230 Single SIM, Nokia Asha 230 Dual SIM.
The list also includes the Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 302, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306, the Nokia Asha 308, the Nokia Asha 309, the Nokia Asha 310, the Nokia Asha 311, the Nokia Asha 502, the Nokia Asha 503 and the Nokia Asha 00, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-00, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02 and Nokia X3-02.5
In a post on their blog, WhatsApp said, "This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one to give people better ways to stay in touch with friends, family and loved ones using WhatsApp. Those who own a phone that powered by this platform, has no choice but to upgrade their device if they want to continue using WhatsApp. "
In addition to the Nokia S40 platform, the company has also announced that it plans to stop supporting devices running Android 2.3.7 and older (Gingerbread), iPhone 3GS or any iOS 6 device from February 1, 2020.