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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 402925 times)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2920 on: September 07, 2023, 08:37:29 AM »
Trying to setup a WhatsApp business account using Google Voice but was recently bounced as an invalid way to set up the account.  Tried doing it with the TextNow app.  Also a no-go.  What la the easiest way to set up a WhatsApp business account without getting a new, formal mobile number?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2921 on: September 07, 2023, 09:33:47 AM »
Try a different Google voice number?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2922 on: September 07, 2023, 10:15:12 AM »
How many people have more than 4 devices ?

Im sure all the bigger companies have more then 4 devices there must be some unpublic way to get more then 4 devices connected
Try reach out to Whatsapp support.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2923 on: September 07, 2023, 10:17:43 AM »
Im sure all the bigger companies have more then 4 devices there must be some unpublic way to get more then 4 devices connected
Try reach out to Whatsapp support.
They have business solutions that are integrated into help desk software etc directly, and they aren't using WhatsApp web.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2924 on: September 13, 2023, 05:00:59 PM »


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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2925 on: September 13, 2023, 06:34:14 PM »
https://blog.whatsapp.com/whatsapp-channels-are-going-global


WhatsApp Channels Are Going Global


Today weíre excited to launch WhatsApp Channels to over 150 countries and deliver a private way to receive updates that matter to you. Weíre welcoming thousands of organizations, sports teams, artists, and thought leaders that people can follow, right within WhatsApp.

If youíre new to Channels, our goal is to build the most private broadcast service available. Channels are separate from your chats, and who you choose to follow is not visible to other followers. We also protect the personal information of both admins and followers.

Weíve appreciated all the positive feedback from our initial start in ten countries. As we expand Channels globally, weíre introducing the following updates:

Enhanced Directory - you can now find channels to follow that are automatically filtered based on your country. You can also view channels that are new, most active, and popular based on number of followers.
Reactions - you can react using emojis to give feedback and see a count of total reactions. How you react will not be shown to followers.
Editing - soon, admins will be able to make changes to their Updates for up to 30 days, when we automatically delete them from our servers.
Forwarding - whenever you forward an Update to chats or groups it will include a link back to the channel so people can find out more.


This is just the beginning, and weíll continue to add more features and expand Channels based on feedback we get from users. Over the coming months, weíll also make it possible for anyone to create a channel.

If youíre looking to hear about more product updates directly from us, weíve now also launched the official WhatsApp Channel to keep you up-to-date on what weíre building.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2926 on: September 13, 2023, 06:38:58 PM »
@jj1000 @Dan DD channel coming soon?????????????????
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2927 on: September 13, 2023, 06:39:46 PM »
@jj1000 @Dan DD channel coming soon?????????????????
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2928 on: September 13, 2023, 08:22:16 PM »
Super annoying, once a channel is followed all the statuses go horizontal :-\
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2929 on: September 13, 2023, 08:25:44 PM »
Super annoying, once a channel is followed all the statuses go horizontal :-\
Pics?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2930 on: September 13, 2023, 08:27:03 PM »
Super annoying, once a channel is followed all the statuses go horizontal :-\
are you iPhone or android user. Gonna guess android I feel like they get updates earlier than iPhone
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« Reply #2931 on: September 13, 2023, 08:35:44 PM »

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2932 on: September 13, 2023, 08:42:35 PM »
Probably not the place to post this but Iím not happy with wtvr new update WhatsApp did with communities. The Dansdeals alert WhatsApp group requires 2 clicks to see the posts now. One click brings you to the list of groups within the community (in this case, just one-the announcements group) and then another click into the announcements group to view the posts. Thatís pretty stupid

Itís really bad. Itís not just 2 clicks in, itís also 2 clicks out. Why mess with a design thatís working without adding any functionality?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2933 on: September 13, 2023, 08:47:51 PM »
Itís really bad. Itís not just 2 clicks in, itís also 2 clicks out. Why mess with a design thatís working without adding any functionality?
Write to Whatsapp. It's ridiculous.

Should be 1 click if you click on your phone's notification though.

Worth noting that Twitter and Telegram are faster and more reliable. Whatsapp is a mess of an app.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2934 on: September 13, 2023, 09:23:03 PM »

The beginning of the end for the frum WA industry?
Or a filter company will figure out a way to block it
I'm going crazy, wanna come along?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2935 on: September 13, 2023, 09:47:30 PM »
The beginning of the end for the frum WA industry?
Or a filter company will figure out a way to block it
Discussed above.
Shouldn't be hard for filter companies to block.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2936 on: September 13, 2023, 09:49:32 PM »
Write to Whatsapp. It's ridiculous.
Have you joined any communities which are actual communities?
It's actually quite useful that's it's grouped together, albeit annoying for those using it as a broadcast
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« Reply #2937 on: September 13, 2023, 09:53:00 PM »
Have you joined any communities which are actual communities?
It's actually quite useful that's it's grouped together, albeit annoying for those using it as a broadcast
can you give an example? I'm trying to figure out how i can use in my everyday life

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2938 on: September 13, 2023, 10:01:50 PM »
can you give an example? I'm trying to figure out how i can use in my everyday life
One that I've seen:
A virtual kollel that has multiple groups, one for the main sugya being learnt, another for other shailos utshuvos, another for finding chavrusos, another for carpooling to in person shiurim, etc.
Then an announcement group for reminders for the live shiurim etc.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2939 on: September 13, 2023, 11:00:53 PM »
Write to Whatsapp. It's ridiculous.

Should be 1 click if you click on your phone's notification though.

you said this before, but I almost never click the notification when it comes in. I check it periodically.

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