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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 460626 times)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3040 on: March 03, 2024, 01:38:06 PM »
Is verifying a Google voice phone number not possible?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3041 on: March 03, 2024, 01:40:34 PM »
Is verifying a Google voice phone number not possible?
No
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3042 on: March 03, 2024, 01:43:55 PM »
No
Ok, so if I'm getting a new number on a new carrier, and plan on porting my current number to Google voice to forward to my new number, if I install WhatsApp on the new phone can I get the code sent to the old phone, and then port to Google once WhatsApp is moved to the new phone?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3043 on: March 03, 2024, 02:17:37 PM »
Ok, so if I'm getting a new number on a new carrier, and plan on porting my current number to Google voice to forward to my new number, if I install WhatsApp on the new phone can I get the code sent to the old phone, and then port to Google once WhatsApp is moved to the new phone?
That's probably the best way to be sure. You're not really using a google voice number when activating.
I've had mixed experiences with whatsapp accepting GV, I've found that once a number is activated they don't make any issues.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3044 on: March 03, 2024, 02:19:30 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3045 on: March 09, 2024, 05:56:42 PM »
Any solution for the awful lagging on Android takes forever to load chats or search.
I thought being in beta was the issue but after leaving it the problem hasn't been resolved
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3046 on: March 11, 2024, 05:56:04 PM »
i already have whatsapp web is it possible to download a 2nd whatsapp web without using my phone at all? (i have a 2nd number for the second account) (not whatsapp buisiness have that as well)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3047 on: March 12, 2024, 08:47:22 PM »
i already have whatsapp web is it possible to download a 2nd whatsapp web without using my phone at all? (i have a 2nd number for the second account) (not whatsapp buisiness have that as well)
You can download
1) Whatsapp for Windows
2) Whatsapp Beta for Windows
3) In every browser on ur computer u can log in to another account
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3048 on: March 13, 2024, 03:30:13 PM »
Not a fan of the newest update putting the categories on the bottom and not letting swipe from one to the other
Any way to revert it?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3049 on: March 13, 2024, 06:18:04 PM »
Not a fan of the newest update putting the categories on the bottom and not letting swipe from one to the other
Any way to revert it?
Lol been that way for months here
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3050 on: March 13, 2024, 09:11:06 PM »
Lol been that way for months here
Interesting
Wonder if it has to do with the phone (s21) or does it roll out county by county
For example avatars were recently introduced and Meta ai isn't active yet for Israeli numbers

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3051 on: March 13, 2024, 10:45:01 PM »
Interesting
Wonder if it has to do with the phone (s21) or does it roll out county by county
For example avatars were recently introduced and Meta ai isn't active yet for Israeli numbers
I'm on beta. But even for non beta it's been off and on for people
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3052 on: March 13, 2024, 11:01:23 PM »
Not a fan of the newest update putting the categories on the bottom and not letting swipe from one to the other
Any way to revert it?
From experience, you get used to it really fast

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3053 on: March 13, 2024, 11:32:21 PM »
From experience, you get used to it really fast
That's what generally happens when you don't get a choice ::) 
For me it's not just top vs bottom is the swipe/roll from tab to tab that's missing
Imagine the horror of needing to move my finger all the way across the screen and tapping? >:(

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3054 on: March 14, 2024, 12:34:21 AM »
That's what generally happens when you don't get a choice ::) 
For me it's not just top vs bottom is the swipe/roll from tab to tab that's missing
Imagine the horror of needing to move my finger all the way across the screen and tapping? >:(



ETA
It doesn't let you swipe now, why remove features?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3055 on: March 14, 2024, 02:12:38 AM »

Exactly
Hopefully it's temporary and will come back

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #3056 on: March 14, 2024, 08:26:31 AM »
Exactly
Hopefully it's temporary and will come back
When it originally rolled out, they said they did it to comply with Google's updated design guidelines.
Then they re-enabled it for a bit because users wanted it back.
Then they disabled it again.

So I wouldn't expect it to come back.
From experience, you get used to not swiping very quickly too.

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« Reply #3057 on: March 14, 2024, 09:29:55 AM »
When it originally rolled out, they said they did it to comply with Google's updated design guidelines.
Then they re-enabled it for a bit because users wanted it back.
Then they disabled it again.

So I wouldn't expect it to come back.
From experience, you get used to not swiping very quickly too.
So google doesn't want the ability to swipe between categories?
Control freaks

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
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