Popular social media application WhatsApp has stopped working in older iPhones and Android handsets to ensure that it could continue to introduce new features and remain secure, which depends on the application being used on updated operating systems.
Anybody using Android 2.1 or 2.2, an iPhone 3GS or iOS 6 will find the application has stopped working. The similar will happen to anyone on Windows Phone 7, the Independent reported.
The organization has advised that anyone with one of those older handsets who need to keep chatting with friends simply has to purchase a newer phone.
WhatsApp had at first said that all BlackBerry models and some of the Nokia handsets would likewise find themselves unable to get onto the chat application. But it went back late last year, apparently in response to complaints.
“We are extending support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 until June 30, 2017,” the organization wrote in its blog.
The changes are thought to be in extensive part to allow WhatsApp to more profoundly integrate encryption and other privacy services. Such technology prevents messages from being read, and has led to WhatsApp facing criticism from governments who believe that WhatsApp discussions should be made public, said the report.
It’s also likely to permit for quick introduction of new features. Rumored updates scheduled in 2017 incorporate a new feature that would allow people to edit or entirely delete messages after they have been sent.
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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk