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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 404334 times)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2940 on: September 14, 2023, 12:52:50 AM »
Discussed above.
Shouldn't be hard for filter companies to block.
Unfortunately this is incorrect. It may indeed be the beginning of the end of WhatsApp for the frum community unless this has a figured out.




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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2941 on: September 14, 2023, 01:01:08 AM »
I'm curious what whatsapp is going to do about their 12+ age rating on the Apple AppStore


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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2942 on: September 14, 2023, 01:13:03 AM »
can you give an example? I'm trying to figure out how i can use in my everyday life

I have a community I created for online sellers, I created a different group for each topic. Someone that joins one group can easily join and browse the other groups.

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

I donít know how youíre using the community feature, but I definitely donít keep my notifications on for it.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2943 on: September 14, 2023, 06:47:36 AM »

They are trying to make it look like IG stories
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2944 on: September 14, 2023, 08:39:44 AM »
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.
I have a community I created for online sellers, I created a different group for each topic. Someone that joins one group can easily join and browse the other groups.

Interesting. Thank you!

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2945 on: September 14, 2023, 09:50:29 AM »
They are trying to make it look like IG stories
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2946 on: September 14, 2023, 10:05:39 AM »
Time to move to kosher telegram?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2947 on: September 14, 2023, 11:13:41 AM »
Time to move to kosher telegram?
Signal offers status also...

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2948 on: September 14, 2023, 11:26:42 AM »
Unfortunately this is incorrect. It may indeed be the beginning of the end of WhatsApp for the frum community unless this has a figured out.
Why might this be the end? Last I checked, the Frum community is pretty active on other social media platforms with these features...

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2949 on: September 14, 2023, 12:00:49 PM »
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.
On one of my WhatsApp communities, if there is only one chat that has unread messages, when you click on the community, it takes you straight to the one with unread messages

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2950 on: September 14, 2023, 12:31:10 PM »
Why might this be the end? Last I checked, the Frum community is pretty active on other social media platforms with these features...
The ďfrum communityĒ is a very broad term. Those who filter their phones and have WhatsApp overwhelmingly donít  have access to FB/ IG etc. on their phones. WhatsApp was seen by the yeshivish/ heimishe community as a kosher app that offered functionality without the pitfalls of the social media platforms. Until now.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2951 on: September 14, 2023, 12:51:04 PM »
On one of my WhatsApp communities, if there is only one chat that has unread messages, when you click on the community, it takes you straight to the one with unread messages
Just tested it, didn't work for me.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2952 on: September 14, 2023, 04:06:48 PM »
To see your muted status updates, you now need to click the three dots in the upper right to access them.

Not liking the look of Channels.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2953 on: September 14, 2023, 04:10:46 PM »
Does channels work on web or desktop yet?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2954 on: September 14, 2023, 08:26:13 PM »
Just tested it, didn't work for me.
Right, doesn't work on my other WhatsApp

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2955 on: September 14, 2023, 10:20:22 PM »
This is why I have auto update of apps turned OFF. Unless it gets to a point where I need to update, I don't update.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2956 on: September 14, 2023, 10:49:21 PM »
This is why I have auto update of apps turned OFF. Unless it gets to a point where I need to update, I don't update.
I turned mine off for WA app specifically
Until I see a need for the new updates

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2957 on: September 14, 2023, 10:52:26 PM »
While turning off auto update may prevent you from getting the features, having the latest update won't necessarily get you them.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2958 on: September 17, 2023, 09:13:29 PM »
Just tested it, didn't work for me.
Now got it on both of my WhatsApps

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2959 on: September 18, 2023, 09:58:22 PM »
Got channels today.
I am able to create a channel, but cannot add additional admins.
Let me know if you care for the link