WhatsApp has finally ended its support for Windows Phone 7, Android 2.2 and iOS 6. The phone messenger website announced last year that it would end support for the above mentioned OS versions as well as BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60. Later on, WhatsAp postponed the end of support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 and extended their accessibility up to June 30, 2017.
Recalling what the social networking site said last year:
“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use… 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.”
WhatsApp is a hugely popular phone messenger service that has more then a billion active users. The app has been revamped with loads of new features like voice calling, video calling and file sharing. Hence to remain in sync with the rapidly expanding features WhatsApp requires certain system requirements which is not possible with Windows Phone 7, Android 2.2 and iOS 6. Besides, there are so many alternatives available in the market which has versatile abilities. In order to stay ahead in the race, WhatsApp had to include the new features. Hence, the company has decided to remove its support from the mentioned versions of OS.