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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 #340 on: February 20, 2014, 10:09:00 PM »
cool! and this from Wikipedia  That would explain the rest of his username.
What a mentsch

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #341 on: February 20, 2014, 10:24:41 PM »
I wonder what a bigger company like facebook would theoretically sell for...

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #342 on: February 20, 2014, 10:25:49 PM »
I wonder what a bigger company like facebook would theoretically sell for...
Why wonder?
http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=FB
$173.5B
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #344 on: February 20, 2014, 10:27:40 PM »

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #345 on: February 20, 2014, 10:29:06 PM »
And why would that be?
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #346 on: February 20, 2014, 10:30:05 PM »
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aww thank you so much everybody for your kind words. it is amazing to see how much people here in USA are genuinely happy about and supportive of success of others around them.

i really do love flyertalk and still have those bright yellow flyertalk suitcase tags on my briggs and riley bag. (yeah, the same briggs and riley suitcase i bought after researching it here and getting feedback from you all

i'll tell you all a funny story which has to do with flyertalk: i am actually flying to Barcelona for MWC right now using the M&M miles award ticket (i am posting this from LH455 flight)... i obviously got these tickets many months ago - i prefer to fly using miles when i can to save company money. as you know, award ticket inventory is limited and last minute changes are nearly impossible... and this is where it gets cute:

we announced the deal with Facebook on wednesday after the market closed. during the process, we realized there was a chance we might not be able to get the deal wrapped up and signed on wednesday and it could delay.

when the risk of the delay became real, i said: "if we don't get it done on wednesday, it probably wont get done. i have tickets on thursday to fly out to Barcelona which i bought with miles and they are not easily refundable or even possible to change. this has to be done by wednesday or else!!!"

...and so one of the biggest deals in tech history had to be scheduled around my M&M award ticket :)
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #347 on: February 20, 2014, 10:35:10 PM »
And why would that be?
most of the time a company buying out another one offers a premium. Case in point sirius radio or any company carl ichan is involved in

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #348 on: February 20, 2014, 10:50:21 PM »
Isn't it obvious that this is facebooks answer to Twitter?

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #349 on: February 20, 2014, 10:51:42 PM »
Isn't it obvious that this is facebooks answer to Twitter?
Say what?
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #350 on: February 20, 2014, 11:01:34 PM »
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Whatsapp employees own a piece of the company.

How much?

Forbes' Parmy Olson reports: "Early employees are said to have comparatively large equity shares of close to 1%."

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1% of $16 billion is

$160 million.
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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #351 on: February 20, 2014, 11:49:57 PM »
He aint on FT no more....lol!

Oh, but he is.
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Re: Whatsapp Master Thread
« Reply #352 on: February 21, 2014, 12:30:33 AM »
Oh, but he is.
nah, he'll have to post only the "corporate message".. These ppl are very restricted, billions are at stake.

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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #354 on: February 21, 2014, 11:56:51 AM »
:o :o :o
that's my reaction when it says that he the he wrote that he was in a rush to complete the deal by Wed
because of his Miles flight... Is that true? Or a satire?  (either way, it's pretty funny)
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #355 on: February 21, 2014, 12:23:24 PM »
that's my reaction when it says that he the he wrote that he was in a rush to complete the deal by Wed
because of his Miles flight... Is that true? Or a satire?  (either way, it's pretty funny)
I totally think it was satirical but who knows  :P

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« Reply #356 on: February 21, 2014, 12:27:24 PM »
Nah, seems it was legit from context.
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #357 on: February 21, 2014, 12:42:32 PM »
Nah, seems it was legit from context.
!! i think i found the link -- it's real!! (see pic below)
It's shocking that someone who can purchase thousands of private jets would make his mileage ticket a factor in completing a $19B deal in time!
(yes, like Dan, he's a nice guy who's business is built on helping people; he's a real mentch, however, it's also a good way to seal the deal the deal right away!)

PS -- Apparently Dan was on FT for 3 years before JKB!  ;)
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
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You think I made that quote up?  ???
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Re: Whatsapp for 16 Billion!!!!!
« Reply #359 on: February 21, 2014, 01:20:20 PM »
You think I made that quote up?  ???
nope, not at all -- thought maybe someone at The Onion came up with something funny...
it didn't show his name and source - I included the pic because I really like Dan's response and blessing to him..

and, it's still almost impossible to imagine a multi-billionnaire
flying commercial and babbling about his awesome yellow bag tags and how he's on a Miles & More ticket
and how they are so hard to change... ....
Imagining a CEO of a huge firm logging into FT to research his suitcases, and then the CEO makes his ticket with Award Miles for this meeting!??!? Quote:
i obviously got these tickets many months ago - i prefer to fly using miles when i can
to save company money. as you know, award ticket inventory is limited
and last minute changes are nearly impossible... and this is where it gets cute:
  etc...

from a $19B CEO !?!? wow! in awe
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