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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 479876 times)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2960 on: September 19, 2023, 01:48:30 AM »
I turned mine off for WA app specifically
Until I see a need for the new updates
I should've thought of this before. Now it updated. Any way for me to roll it back? (iphone)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2961 on: September 19, 2023, 09:42:28 AM »
Gentech representative told me they have a patch to block channels (while leaving status open) it will be released today, and devices will need to update to the latest Gentech version.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2962 on: September 19, 2023, 02:30:07 PM »



This is how it comes up on Hadran filtered devices
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2963 on: September 19, 2023, 03:19:31 PM »
With Netspark, the "find channel" link is blocked. It you click on it, Whatsapp will shut down. However there are channels that show up as suggestions and it you click "follow" on those you can still access them.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2964 on: September 20, 2023, 07:51:01 AM »
My iPhone app was last updated Sep 13th but channels showed up this morning.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2965 on: September 20, 2023, 11:45:20 AM »
My iPhone app was last updated Sep 13th but channels showed up this morning.
While turning off auto update may prevent you from getting the features, having the latest update won't necessarily get you them.
Aka software rollout
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2966 on: September 20, 2023, 09:55:53 PM »
I'd guess demand for a feature to block Channels would extend well beyond just the orthodox community.

I sent a request for functionality to block channels at https://www.whatsapp.com/contact 

I reported an appstore violation given that WhatsApp now provides access to mature content in it's new "Channels" feature at https://getsupport.apple.com/solutions/chat/ and at https://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html

Are these filtering solutions mentioned above available in the appstore (Hadran, Gentech) for iphone? Sounds like Netspark won't fully block it, and some of these solutions are only for Android.


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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2967 on: September 22, 2023, 04:48:10 PM »
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As part of our commitment to provide you with the best filtering solutions, we want to share with you the current status of the filtering options for the newly released WhatsApp Channels.

WhatsApp Web - If you are using WhatsApp in your browser on any device we are able to block the channels and we applied it to all customers as a default.

Android App - If you are using the WhatsApp app on your Android device, for Samsung devices we were able to block the channels if you did not agree to the agreement prompt which is required at the first time use of channels. If you did already agree to it we were still able to block searching for new channels.

(You might also be able to clear the app data which will remove your account and sign back in to have it blocked again but make sure you have a local backup so you do not lose your data (this works in many cases but not all)

For other Android devices and for another option on the Samsung devices a more solid blocking option is in the process of being prepared in our next app update, will keep you posted once it is tested and released.

iOS App - If you are using the WhatsApp app on your iPhone or iPad you may ask us to limit the app to text only so you stay protected from unwanted media on your mobile device (You can still have your media when connecting to your account from the web), we will keep you posted once more options become available.

All the above applies to WhatsApp for Business as well.

If you need any help with your filtering settings please feel free to reach out to our technical support team 24 hours a day.

We wish you a safe year and may Hashem protect you from all challenges!

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2968 on: September 23, 2023, 10:46:33 PM »
https://hefkervelt.blogspot.com/2023/09/tag-update-on-whatsapp-channels.html#more

TAG Update on Whatsapp Channels
The following statement was sent out by TAG regarding the release of WhatsApp channels feature.

Dear Fellow Community Member,

As you probably have heard, WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature called Channels. With the advent of Channels, WhatsApp has changed from being predominantly a messaging app to a social media app similar to many others.

Coming in the middle of the Yemei HaDin, this is a stark reminder of how any app can change overnight. An app which was considered relatively safe by many people has suddenly become highly problematic.

Baruch Hashem, requests are coming into our offices worldwide from individuals and businesses alike to block WhatsApp entirely since Channels were released. Mi K’Amcha Yisrael!

For those who will continue to use WhatsApp:

TAG International has been aware of this issue for a while and has been working proactively to create viable solutions for this latest threat. Currently, MB Smart and Netspark are able to block this feature for Android users. Gentech and Techloq are working on a block as well. MB Smart also has a partial fix for iOS. Please contact your local TAG center to find out more.

Please note: These solutions are being tweaked and perfected as we speak, since it was not possible to test solutions before the feature was released. Please be patient with your filter as they work in real time to develop protection.

Accepting terms and conditions for Channels will possibly make it more difficult to block this feature, so please avoid doing so if possible.

In the zchus of the mesirus nefesh of so many Yidden, may the Shomer Yisrael bentch us all with a גמר חתימה טובה.


Rabbi Nechemiah Gottlieb

Director, TAG International

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2969 on: September 24, 2023, 11:55:18 AM »
This better not make it past beta


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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2970 on: September 24, 2023, 12:06:25 PM »
This better not make it past beta


What? Don't see the pic

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2971 on: September 25, 2023, 10:45:46 PM »
This better not make it past beta


This beta update actually fixes the community to not be two clicks.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2972 on: September 27, 2023, 12:04:16 AM »
This better not make it past beta


what better not make it past beta?


This beta update actually fixes the community to not be two clicks.
this is excellent !!
nothings impossible- the word itself says Im possible

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2973 on: September 27, 2023, 12:06:02 AM »
what better not make it past beta?
If it's not obvious then skip..
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2974 on: September 27, 2023, 08:42:42 PM »
If it's not obvious then skip..
I don’t know if you mean like there’s some icon poking out behind the updates tab? Not sure what I’m missing
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2975 on: September 27, 2023, 08:44:21 PM »
I literally used to remember how to do this but I’m drawing a blank: how do you make a sticker in WhatsApp?
I’ve got a few stickers labeled ‘WhatsApp sticker maker’ from photos on my phone. How is this done again?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2976 on: September 27, 2023, 09:50:40 PM »
I literally used to remember how to do this but I’m drawing a blank: how do you make a sticker in WhatsApp?
I’ve got a few stickers labeled ‘WhatsApp sticker maker’ from photos on my phone. How is this done again?
Think it is available in Whatsapp web

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2977 on: September 27, 2023, 10:06:36 PM »
Think it is available in Whatsapp web
I did it on my phone

I don’t believe it is a update thing bc I once was able to do it now I can’t seem to find where
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2978 on: September 27, 2023, 10:07:07 PM »
If channels wasn't enough of a issue..

Zuckerberg Brings AI to WhatsApp & Instagram.

https://youtu.be/LKCJwLEyruc?si=9rha_O6IsFLOXMWH

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2979 on: September 28, 2023, 06:41:36 PM »
If channels wasn't enough of a issue..

Zuckerberg Brings AI to WhatsApp & Instagram.

https://youtu.be/LKCJwLEyruc?si=9rha_O6IsFLOXMWH


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