WhatsApp is probably the most popular and most used instant messaging platform since it launched. It has over one billion active users and has dominated the messaging app industry ever since. It was earlier reported by the company that it would end support for some older phones that are running Android 2.2 Froyo and below, iPhones that are running iOS 6 and below and Windows 7 phones.
It was decided that the Facebook-owned company would end support for these phones on December 31st and they have stuck to their word. One must also take into account that these phones only accounted a mere 0.1 percent of the market share.
WhatsApp was supposed to terminate support for some Blackberry and Nokia Symbian phones however they later decided to provide support for an additional six months i.e. till 30th June 2017. In order to make the transition smooth for everyone, WhatsApp is asking users to upgrade their phone so that they can still enjoy services.
If you are still using an older handset, we suggest you either upgrade the OS or your phone altogether if you still want to keep in touch with your loved ones.