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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

Author Topic: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread  (Read 261681 times)

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #120 on: March 08, 2013, 07:05:53 AM »
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.

/rant
Have anything better  ::)

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #121 on: March 08, 2013, 07:07:50 AM »
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.

/rant
I have other messaging Apps I prefer as well. I only use whatsapp since it's the most used from all my contacts.
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #122 on: March 08, 2013, 07:11:29 AM »
Have anything better  ::)

I was waiting for that :)

I would recommend kik hands down if it didn't have terrible reliability issues on the iPhone while completely wrecking all internet services on the BB.

I do use Android, and it works terrific, but I still need the ability to communicate to all platforms. Hence kik loses so many points for its reliability issues. I pray that one day they'll get a better developing team to take of the issues.

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #123 on: March 10, 2013, 02:29:04 PM »
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 have one day left :( , is there really really no free way out of this?  Anyone?
I still haven't paid for an app.
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #124 on: March 10, 2013, 02:50:26 PM »
I have one day left :( , is there really really no free way out of this?  Anyone?
I still haven't paid for an app.
Nothing pirated?
I paid my $1 and feel good, cuz I really do benefit from this app talking to friends overseas etc...
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #125 on: March 10, 2013, 03:12:44 PM »
i had it on my line for more then a year it goes by the phone.
i had it on my galaxy for a few months and when i rooted my phone it started again

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #126 on: March 14, 2013, 03:25:10 PM »
Have anything better  ::)
try new app called messageme avail for iOS and android

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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: March 14, 2013, 11:01:22 PM »
I paid my $1 and feel good, cuz I really do benefit from this app talking to friends overseas etc...
Where did you pay? I didn't have to pay..
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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: March 14, 2013, 11:01:39 PM »
BTW did anyone get the update?
#ugly
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #129 on: March 15, 2013, 02:34:44 AM »
I paid my $1 and feel good, cuz I really do benefit from this app talking to friends overseas etc...

Nu, so why don't I see you on my WhatsApp list? :P

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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #130 on: March 15, 2013, 07:58:03 AM »
BTW did anyone get the update?
#ugly

Not bad. It's a more Android design.

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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: March 17, 2013, 01:06:10 AM »
Why is there new app not on the playstore?

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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #132 on: March 17, 2013, 07:08:04 PM »
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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #134 on: March 17, 2013, 09:41:27 PM »
Their new update/UI is from their site
i got it from their website about 3 weeks ago already

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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #135 on: March 17, 2013, 09:53:18 PM »
They finally de-uglified the app on android. :)

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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #136 on: March 17, 2013, 10:02:09 PM »
Where did you pay? I didn't have to pay..
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« Reply #137 on: March 17, 2013, 10:06:56 PM »
Bump
I had to delete it.  Wouldn't let me continue use unless I paid the buck.

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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #138 on: March 17, 2013, 10:16:55 PM »
I had to delete it.  Wouldn't let me continue use unless I paid the buck.
Interesting, I updated and didn't pay anything and am using it no prob...
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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #139 on: March 17, 2013, 10:52:27 PM »
Interesting, I updated and didn't pay anything and am using it no prob...
It has to do with the year expiring, not the update.
Tried deleting and reinstalling, didn't work.  It's attached to your phone #.