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WhatsApp Finally Ends Its Support For Nokia S40 phones

It’s finally the end of a legendary set of devices – Nokia Series 40 phones. Owners of those phone got the last messages on WhatsApp as support for the platform expired on December 31. That follows that of the Symbian S60 series, the messaging app stopped working since mid-2017. To be clear, this change affects only older Nokia feature phones.

The current set of Nokia-branded feature phones run on a mix of different platforms. Some are Series 30 (or 30+), others run Kai OS (8110 4G), Yun OS (3310 4G) or “other” (the 3310 3G software is just listed as “Smart Feature OS”).

WhatsApp for Kai OS devices like the JioPhones (and presumable the Nokia 8110 4G) will continue.

Next to taste the teeth of the Axe are Android phones running v2.3.7 Gingerbread or older as well as iPhones running iOS 7 or older. Currently, you can’t create new accounts on such devices and services will be stopped altogether on February 1 2020.

Support for BlackBerrys – the ones running the classic OS – as well as Windows Phone 7 handsets was dropped in 2017. The original plan was to stop the service in early 2016, but the deadline was moved to December 31 2017 (at the same time the S40 end-of-life date was pushed back too, but no more extensions).

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