Good news for BlackBerry and Nokia S40 users. WhatsApp is going to extend support, co-founder Brian Acton told Whatsappen.nl today. Nokia S60 will still end on June 30, 2017.
Last year WhatsApp announced that it would cut off all BlackBerry and Nokia operating systems by June 30, 2017. “We are going to extend BlackBerry through the end of 2017”, Brian Acton said. “Nokia S40 will be extended longer, until the end of 2018”.
Acton confirms that there’s no change for Nokia S60. This is the only OS that will be turned off on June 30, 2017.
We have listed everything below.
Supported until June 30, 2017:
- Nokia Symbian S60
Supported until December 31, 2017:
- Windows Phone 8.0 and older
- BlackBerry OS
- BlackBerry 10
Note: The BlackBerry Priv and DTEK50 are supported Android devices.
Supported until December 31, 2018:
- Nokia S40
Supported until February 1, 2020:
- Android 2.3.7 and older
Update 19/06/2017 12:19 CET: WhatsApp for BlackBerry received an update in Appworld. Version 126.96.36.199 has the new end-of-life date set as December 31, 2017
Update 20/06/2017 08:35 CET: After some speculation on Twitter, we’ve reached out to WhatsApp again. Co-founder Brian Acton confirms to Whatsappen.nl that Nokia S40 has end of life date 12/31/2018 and that this is for S40 only. BB/BBX = 12/31/2017.