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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 for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #300 on: February 19, 2014, 10:42:57 PM »
I don't get this whole Watsapp thingy. Can someone please explain to me why does everybody go crazy with it? What's wrong with regular texting groups?

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #301 on: February 19, 2014, 10:45:26 PM »
Time to find a different messaging system. Starting to hate FACEBOOK "Back off a little and give me some DAMN PRIVACY!" >:(

there is no privacy online. Either you start paying for al the websites or allow companies to monetize through ads. There is no way to have free sites and n ads.

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #302 on: February 19, 2014, 10:45:36 PM »
I don't get this whole Watsapp thingy. Can someone please explain to me why does everybody go crazy with it? What's wrong with regular texting groups?
What's regular texting groups? :P

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #303 on: February 19, 2014, 10:47:13 PM »
What's regular texting groups? :P
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #304 on: February 19, 2014, 10:50:15 PM »
lucky you!
Can you please make me smile as well?
Seems like you constantly smile anyway. Oh, and that freckle adds such a charm to your smile...

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #305 on: February 19, 2014, 10:59:10 PM »
According to Forbes recent article about snapchat Asia is where whatapp is used most ( besides for Jews) isn't that FBs new strategy to grow in Asia?

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #306 on: February 19, 2014, 11:00:34 PM »
If they did that people would migrate away and 16B investment becomes worthless. Question is how they monetize this without losing everyone.

Wonder what the stocks gonna be like tomorrow...
a lot of people are really getting mad at twitters promoted tweets the same will be here

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #307 on: February 19, 2014, 11:23:42 PM »
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57619161-93/facebook-score-a-bargain-with-$16b-acquisition-of-whatsapp/

Seems like there is currently a 99c yearly fee to prevent ads on the app

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #308 on: February 19, 2014, 11:29:38 PM »
a lot of people are really getting mad at twitters promoted tweets the same will be here

They claim that "nothing is going to change"

http://www.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57619148-94/whatsapp-dont-sweat-facebook-buy-wont-change-us/

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #309 on: February 19, 2014, 11:58:04 PM »
"Run by only 55 employees"
 
!!WOW!!

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #310 on: February 19, 2014, 11:59:50 PM »
What if they offer a free version with ads?
Win - win.
Either pay the dam 99 out have ads.

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #311 on: February 20, 2014, 12:19:02 AM »
Desperation move by a company trying desperately to avoid a speedy demise (which will occur)

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #312 on: February 20, 2014, 12:24:05 AM »
Desperation move by a company trying desperately to avoid a speedy demise (which will occur)

Why the assumption of a speedy demise?

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #313 on: February 20, 2014, 12:26:03 AM »
Breaking! Skulen is buying rachmestrivka.....
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #314 on: February 20, 2014, 12:49:16 AM »
Breaking! Skulen is buying rachmestrivka.....
Are we gonna start seeing ads....?
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #315 on: February 20, 2014, 01:02:04 AM »
I'm still not sure why everyone is getting all upset about this. Facebook makes money the longer people are on it. More time sent on FB browsing = more money for FB. But Fb has a serious problem in that people go on, scan their page and go off. They need a reason to keep people on the site. Now instead of going off of FB to text with friends, you can do it on FB. FB tried doing this with messenger, but it is not as god, plus messenger only works with FB friends while whatsapp works with your phones entire contact list. Which is another added benefit for FB. Getting ahold of your phones contacts is just another piece in the puzzle for FB to add to their profile of you, which it can then use to target adds.   

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #316 on: February 20, 2014, 01:35:08 AM »
Isn't it obvious Facebook is a front for the NSA. With all the crackdowns it's been hard to spy on people. So this was a logical next step. They needed to buy the largest golabal messaging system not already in their pockets.

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #317 on: February 20, 2014, 04:07:12 AM »
I don't get this whole Watsapp thingy. Can someone please explain to me why does everybody go crazy with it? What's wrong with regular texting groups?
What's regular texting groups? :P
It's also much faster.

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #318 on: February 20, 2014, 07:46:38 AM »
Facebook just paid 19 Instagrams for WhatsApp.

Or almost 1/10 of Facebook.

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #319 on: February 20, 2014, 08:02:36 AM »
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