WhatsApp disable the app for users of legacy phones — media

American messenger WhatsApp can in the first week of January 2017 to disable the app for users of legacy devices, reports The Independet.

«Looking to the future the next seven years, we would like to focus their efforts on those platforms of mobile communication, used by a large majority of people. So by the end of 2016, we will cease to support the WhatsApp messenger on some mobile platforms. Despite the fact that these mobile devices were an important part of our history, they don’t offer the kind of opportunities that we need to expand our software applications in the future», — quotes the edition statement of the developer.

Among those platforms in the new year cease to be served WhatsApp named any devices using Android 2.1, Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7, iPhone 3GS, iOS 6.

However, the company decided to extend by six months the service platforms BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60. The WhatsApp service will be supported by them until 30 June 2017, notes TASS.

Previously, WhatsApp has introduced encryption of messages for a billion of its users.




WhatsApp disable the app for users of legacy phones — media 02.01.2017

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