WhatsApp support for Windows Phone 8.0 ends in 2018

WhatsApp support for Windows Phone 8.0 ends in 2018

On end of December 31, 2017, WhatsApp will not work on smartphones running on BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older versions.

WhatsApp stated that it chose to give up supporting older platforms because there will be some new features added to the latest versions of the app.

Later today, if you're using WhatsApp on any of the Windows Phone 8.0 device, BlackBerry OS, and BlackBerry 10 device, it will stop working. The messaging app became unavailable on Nokia phones running Symbian S60, from June 30, 2017.

WhatsApp says in a blog post that users on these particular platforms will not be able to create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts once the company ends support. The Apple App Store was only a few months old.

At least 12 dead in Bronx apartment building fire
At least six people have died in a massive fire at a five-story apartment building near the Bronx Zoo in New York City . Firefighters work at the scene of an apartment fire in the Bronx, New York on Thursday.

After Four Hours, Flight Returns To LAX With Wrong Passenger Onboard
Why not just land in Tokyo and send the other person back? Teigen spent the eight-hour "flight to nowhere" tweeting the ordeal. In a written statement, ANA said the crew told the pilot about the passenger being on the wrong flight.

January starts with wolf supermoon, ends with supermoon lunar eclipse
The flawless time to encounter the Full Moon Supermoon is after moonrise when it is just above the skyline. In general, the supermoon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than the average moon.

"When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people's use of mobile devices looked very different from today", WhatsApp said in the post originally written in 2016.

Why will WhatsApp no longer be supported?

"These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future". The mobile messaging app that launched a series of new features in the year 2017, is expected to keep-up the momentum by adding a range of mind-blowing features to the app. Apart from this, this app will also stop working on February 1, 2020, for smartphones with Android 2.3.7 or older.

"If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone". Using Roamit you can continue reading web pages on your devices and share pictures and files between your devices using the local Wi-Fi network.

Related:

  • TaxSlayer Bowl: Lamar Jackson's mistake-filled day leads to Mississippi State win

    TaxSlayer Bowl: Lamar Jackson's mistake-filled day leads to Mississippi State win

    The Bulldog offense will face a Louisville defense that ranks second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in rushing defense (139.8). He too has earned multiple SEC defensive lineman of the week honors, and he also leads the FBS with three blocked kicks.
    Winnipeggers advised to protect plumbing from freezing

    Winnipeggers advised to protect plumbing from freezing

    So what should you do if your pipes freeze? They need properly installed insulation and heat tape on exterior pipes. Apply heat to the frozen area using a hairdryer if there's no standing water that could cause electrocution.
    State Department: US, Russia Agree to Continue Diplomacy Over N. Korea

    State Department: US, Russia Agree to Continue Diplomacy Over N. Korea

    A day after the United Nations sanctions, North Korea's state media called the stricter controls "an act of war" by a "frenzied" Trump administration.
  • Moscow and Ankara sign S-400 loan deal

    Moscow and Ankara sign S-400 loan deal

    According to the Hurriyet daily, Ankara will pay part of the sum from its own funds and will contract a Russian loan for the rest. National Defense Minister of Turkey Nurettin Canikli confirmed the statement and added that the S-400 deal had been concluded.
    CBFC wants the Padmavati title to be modified as Padmavat

    CBFC wants the Padmavati title to be modified as Padmavat

    As protests spread across various states, the film's December 1 release was deferred as it didn't have censor clearance. Other key changes in the movie are of the disclaimers, one of which is regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati.
    Monterey County sees first flu death of season

    Monterey County sees first flu death of season

    The Centers for Disease Control has a list of symptoms to help you determine if you have the flu or just a cold. MINNEAPOLIS - 'Tis the season for getting sick and health officials say it's definitely making the rounds.
  • HPD: Man arrested, found with guns, ammo in downtown hotel room

    HPD: Man arrested, found with guns, ammo in downtown hotel room

    Here's a timeline of how that arrest happened: About 1:00 a.m.: An off-duty police officer encountered a man in the hotel lobby. Responding officers found a rifle, shotgun and handgun in his room, including ammunition, according to Police Lt.
    Lok Sabha almost  full for passage of Bill

    Lok Sabha almost full for passage of Bill

    Atul said that there is no contradiction in the bill. "The Bill itself has many problems which the government needs to look at". A Sampath (CPI-M) also demanded the Bill need to be referred to Standing Committee.
    Doug Jones says win is 'new chapter' for state

    Doug Jones says win is 'new chapter' for state

    Moore denied the accusations and said in the lawsuit that he had passed a polygraph test to prove they are false. On election night, Moore had pegged his hopes on votes from military serviceman and provisional ballots.
  • Taxi, Ride-Sharing Safety Tips For New Year's Eve

    Taxi, Ride-Sharing Safety Tips For New Year's Eve

    In theory, that model leads to more drivers on the road looking for higher fares; thereby, dropping prices back down again. Uber prices are expected to be at their highest until 3am following the conclusion of New Year's Eve fireworks displays.
    Instagram is changing your feed again, this time with 'recommended' posts

    Instagram is changing your feed again, this time with 'recommended' posts

    There will be a label above the post that tells you is a recommended post which is similar to how they display ads. The new section is clearly labelled so you will clearly notice when a post is not from an account you now follow.
    Prince Harry Spills the Details on Meghan Markle's First Royal Christmas

    Prince Harry Spills the Details on Meghan Markle's First Royal Christmas

    Harry said the engaged couple are busy making plans for 2018, adding "we're really looking forward to new year". And while Harry said there was "plenty" he had to explain to Meghan , she handled it all flawlessly.

Comments

Latest news

Buhari To Address Nigerians Jan 1
Last Friday, Mr Buhari announced the appointment of 1,467 board chairmen and members of some agencies and parastatals. He added: "However, complaint arose from some governors who felt they were not carried along in the process".

Guardiola won't rule out Sanchez move after Jesus injured in Palace stalemate
We were lucky against Tottenham and against Newcastle . "But my feeling now is that he's an Arsenal player and he will be". Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace became only the second Premier League team to hold Manchester City to a draw today.

Online Store Leaks Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date & Delay
A couple of days and we'll all be correcting our instinctive datings to 2018, and Spring is a lot closer than you think. June 8th would still be considered spring even though it is a month more commonly associated with summer.

Northwestern Outlasts Kentucky In Music Bowl Thriller
Also, there was no guarantee that Northwestern wouldn't have marched down the field for a game-winning field goal attempt. No other member of the football team better represents the ideology of giving 100 percent than Stephen Johnson .

5 deputies shot, 1 fatally, in shooting near Denver
C-470 is shut down from Quebec Street to University and County Line Rd is closed from Colorado Blvd to University Boulevard. A source in the sheriff's office told KKTV that the situation is "not looking good for us" as deputies were shot at.

Helwan: Gunman launches deadly attack on Marmina Church
A suicide vest or explosive belt was found on the dead attacker, indicating a far more devastating atrocity was planned. A boy holds yellow tape surrounding the site in front of Mar Mina church, in Helwan, Cairo on December 29, 2017.

Dangerously cold wind chills
The bitter cold will begin to ease on Sunday with temperatures beginning a long climb back towards seasonal values next week. A Winter Weather Advisory has also been issued by the National Weather Service for Sanilac and Huron counties.

Mariah Carey ready for her New Year's Eve do-over
If you can remember, Mariah stopped singing numerous times throughout her performance and blamed Dick's production for the disaster.

Move over gentleman, Jodie Whittaker makes her first Doctor Who appearance
The time travelling vehicle then span out of control with the Thirteenth doctor falling through its open doors into space. Whittaker's Doctor didn't get a gentle start to her era, being flung from the Tardis out over the city of London.

Bitcoin price tumbles after South Korea joins cryptocurrency crackdown
The new rules will target anonymous trading of virtual currencies and crack down on money laundering activities, Seoul said . The South Korean government, in a statement , said: "Cryptocurrency speculation has been irrationally overheated in Korea".

Sam Allardyce says Cenk Tosun among many strikers he is interested in
Allardyce is keen to add more goals to his side after sorting out their leaky defence. Allardyce said: 'He's training with us.

Hancock jobless rate falls in November
Four counties were at or above 5 percent — Clearwater, 6 percent; Shoshone, 5.5 percent; Lewis, 5.5 percent; and Adams, 5 percent. Dane, Green and Lafayette counties tied for the lowest unemployment rate among Wisconsin's 72 counties at 2 percent in November.

Katrina overwhelmed by the success of Tiger Zinda Hai
Salman Khan has scored another major success with Tiger Zinda Hai as the film has entered the 200 Crore Club in just one week. In fact, the actor has now surpassed Aamir Khan within the much coveted 200 crore club to become the leader.

World Health Organization May Recognize "Gaming Disorder" in 2018
For nearly 30 years people's lifestyles have changed and that includes the growth of gaming in most people's lives. The mental disorder associated with video gaming must be evident for 12 months, less if the symptoms are severe.

Teens Charged With Murder In Death Of Man Hit By Sandbag
The teens were initially charged with felonious assault, and murder charges were later added after Byrd succumbed to his injuries. Four boys, three of them 14 years old and one 13, were taken into custody not far from the overpass.

Other news