Whatsapp will stop working on these mobile platforms from 31st December
Whatsapp will stop working on these mobile platforms– BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8.0 and older.
WhatsApp on its FAQ section says, “These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 4.0+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8.1+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp.”
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“We will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time,” it added.
Aside from on BlackBerry and Windows Phone, WhatsApp is also heading to stop support for phones working on Nokia S40 operating-system from Dec 31, 2018. Users with devices running Android version 2.3.7 and old may use WhatsApp until Feb 1, 2020.
Whatsapp will stop working on these mobile platforms, however, you can backup your WhatsApp chat (for Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and BlackBerry 10)
Windows Mobile: Users can go to WhatsApp> More (the three dots) > chats and calls. Hit backup. The backed up data is saved to your OneDrive account. If you want to export a particular chat with a contact or group, choose the chat > top on more (three dots) > info > email chat history.
“It is not possible to attach chat media to the email at this time. Your chat history will be attached to the generated email as a .txt file (Windows Phone 8.1 and later) or pasted into the body of the email (Windows Phone 7 and 8.0),” WhatsApp explains on its website.
“You may not be able to email your entire chat history due to Windows Mail size restrictions. The only way to export newer messages would be to delete older messages and then email your chat history again.”
BlackBerry Operating-system: Exactly like Windows Phone, select a chat with a group or contact > Select the BlackBerry icon > Email chat. “An email will be composed with your chat history attached as a .txt document,” according to WhatsApp.
BlackBerry 10: To export chat history, select a message with a contact or group > select email conversation > tap send.
Source- Hindustan Times