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WhatsApp is stopping support for all Symbian, Nokia S40, BlackBerry phones. Phones running older versions of Windows, Android and iOS operating systems will also not be supported.
The shutdown of the service for these devices and platforms will happen at the end of the year, December 31, 2016. https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/20951556

Android users still on Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 are no longer be able to use WhatsApp.

Windows phone users will have to upgrade beyond Windows Phone 7.1 to continue enjoying services. iOS 6 are not be supported, which  affects those Apple users who are holding back from updating the OS.

The devices that WhatsApp will no longer be supported are: Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition, Nokia Asha 206, Nokia Asha 208, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 301, Nokia Asha 302, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306, Nokia Asha 308, Nokia Asha 309, Nokia Asha 310, Nokia Asha 311, Nokia Asha 515, Nokia Asha 500, Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia Asha 230, Nokia C3-00, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02, Nokia X2-00, Nokia X7, Nokia E6, Nokia N8, Nokia C6, Nokia C7, Nokia E7, Nokia 500, Nokia 600, Nokia 603, Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia 808, Nokia 5800, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5230, Nokia 5233, Nokia 5235, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6, Nokia X5-01, Nokia C6, Nokia C5-03, Samsung i8910 Omnia HD, Sony Ericsson Satio, Sony Ericsson Vivaz, Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro, Nokia 5700, Nokia 6110, Nokia 6120, Nokia 6121, Nokia 6124, Nokia 6700, Nokia 6290, Nokia E51, Nokia E63, Nokia E66, Nokia E71, Nokia E90 Communicator, Nokia N76, Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N82, Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia 5320, Nokia 5630, Nokia 5730, Nokia 6210, Nokia 6220, Nokia 6650 fold, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 6720, Nokia 6730, Nokia 6760 Slide, Nokia 6790 Surge, Nokia C5, Nokia E52, Nokia E55, Nokia E72, Nokia E73, Nokia E75, Nokia E5, Nokia N78, Nokia N79, Nokia N85, Nokia N86 8MP, Nokia N96, Samsung GT-i8510, Samsung GT-I7110, Samsung SGH-L870, Samsung SGH-G810 and Samsung SGH-iNNN.

UPDATE: You won't be able to use WhatsApp on the following platforms for:

Nokia Symbian S60 after June 30, 2017
BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 after December 31, 2017
Windows Phone 8.0 and older after December 31, 2017
Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018
Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020

Personal info sharing
WhatsApp will share your phone number with Facebook, you have 30 days to opt-out. https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/general/26000016

Transferring Chat history
check out http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/21002842

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Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #100 on: December 30, 2012, 01:36:03 PM »
Did you try sideloading it?

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Re: Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #101 on: December 30, 2012, 02:43:52 PM »
Did you try sideloading it?
which means?

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Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #102 on: December 30, 2012, 02:47:46 PM »
Getting the apk from somewhere other than the google play store and installing it yourself (it's not as complicated as I just made it sound)

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Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #103 on: December 30, 2012, 04:05:09 PM »
Getting the apk from somewhere other than the google play store and installing it yourself (it's not as complicated as I just made it sound)
You will still have to verify the device phone number via sms
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Re: Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #104 on: December 30, 2012, 05:54:10 PM »
You will still have to verify the device phone number via sms
Can't get it done

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Re: Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #105 on: December 30, 2012, 07:07:39 PM »
Getting the apk from somewhere other than the google play store and installing it yourself (it's not as complicated as I just made it sound)
tried various apk's didn't work wither. 

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Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #106 on: December 30, 2012, 07:14:50 PM »
You will still have to verify the device phone number via sms
I was able to verify via sms to a other phone, it first tried doing it automatically after 4 attempts it sent a sms to that number with a verification code

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Re: Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #107 on: December 30, 2012, 07:21:38 PM »
tried various apk's didn't work wither.
What Android version are you running?
They didn't install or it couldn't verify?

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Re: Re: Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #108 on: December 30, 2012, 07:38:07 PM »
What Android version are you running?
They didn't install or it couldn't verify?

I cant get it to verify

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Re: Re: Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #109 on: December 30, 2012, 07:46:51 PM »
I cant get it to verify
I have verified it before (more than once) on phones that were not in service

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Re: Re: Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #110 on: December 31, 2012, 03:57:51 AM »
What Android version are you running?
They didn't install or it couldn't verify?
verification isn't the problem. I can just use the call me option with any number.
The problem is it installs and when I tap agree and continue it says sorry tablet not supported.

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Re: Re: Re: Whatsapp on a tablet.
« Reply #111 on: December 31, 2012, 11:27:19 AM »
verification isn't the problem. I can just use the call me option with any number.
The problem is it installs and when I tap agree and continue it says sorry tablet not supported.
I'll try to check later
What kind of tablet?
And what Android version is it running?

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #113 on: March 08, 2013, 04:01:09 AM »
So they are charging tomorrow? .99 for android...

They've always charged for it on android. $.99 per year, first year free. A one time fee of $.99 is a much better deal.

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« Reply #114 on: March 08, 2013, 04:33:08 AM »
They've always charged for it on android. $.99 per year, first year free. A one time fee of $.99 is a much better deal.
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #115 on: March 08, 2013, 04:35:04 AM »
Aha, guess that means I've had it for 1 year. So who has a free version?

Anyone who deletes it every year and reinstalls it ;)

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Anyone who deletes it every year and reinstalls it ;)
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #117 on: March 08, 2013, 04:51:34 AM »
Not true. It is tracked by your phone number.

So I guess it worked for me bec. I changed my number right around when my time was up, even though I still have the same account (I think).

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #118 on: March 08, 2013, 05:56:21 AM »
So I guess it worked for me bec. I changed my number right around when my time was up, even though I still have the same account (I think).
Indeed.

Truth is it is a great product and I'm happy to give them my $1. Even if it is the first app I'll have ever paid for...
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #119 on: March 08, 2013, 06:18:19 AM »
Indeed.

Truth is it is a great product and I'm happy to give them my $1. Even if it is the first app I'll have ever paid for...

I don't like it. It's extremely ugly, doesn't use "read" receipts, and shows when you are/were online without a feature to turn it off on android. It's not extremely reliable, it's slow, and it's not well designed.

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