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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 302785 times)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2520 on: September 29, 2021, 09:35:16 PM »
Over Yom Tov, we had someone randomly join our shul whatsapp group and posted inappropriate material. As an admin I couldn't delete for everyone, and unfortunately not everyone is tech savvy enough to delete the message themselves. So we created a new group chat and migrated over.

Two quick questions:
- Is there anyway I can prevent this in the future?
- Is there a way for an admin to delete content for everyone?

Thanks
You can switch the link to join the group, but there is no solution. It's one of WhatsApps shortcomings.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2521 on: September 29, 2021, 11:50:17 PM »
That particular issue seems to have popped up on some other Jewish groups in the last few days as well

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2522 on: September 29, 2021, 11:52:20 PM »
Curious, has the join link for your shul group (which is likely how that c**p got in) has the link ever been on the exposed web?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2523 on: September 30, 2021, 12:21:50 AM »
Over Yom Tov, we had someone randomly join our shul whatsapp group and posted inappropriate material. As an admin I couldn't delete for everyone, and unfortunately not everyone is tech savvy enough to delete the message themselves. So we created a new group chat and migrated over.

Two quick questions:
- Is there anyway I can prevent this in the future?
- Is there a way for an admin to delete content for everyone?

Thanks
Donít post the invite link on chats.

Maybe donít have an invite link, everyone must message the admin to join.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2524 on: September 30, 2021, 02:44:09 AM »
That particular issue seems to have popped up on some other Jewish groups in the last few days as well
+1
I'm an admin on a group that just had this.
As mentioned below, I know that the link had been on the web (although I thought it had been taken it down).

It's a bit annoying when people use the term "hacked" when referring to this, since it was really an issue of spamming.

The best you can do after the fact is report the contact to WhatsApp.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2525 on: September 30, 2021, 03:50:23 AM »
+1
I'm an admin on a group that just had this.
As mentioned below, I know that the link had been on the web (although I thought it had been taken it down).

It's a bit annoying when people use the term "hacked" when referring to this, since it was really an issue of spamming.

The best you can do after the fact is report the contact to WhatsApp.
Reporting wonít really help. These spammers have a million numbers.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2526 on: September 30, 2021, 06:41:46 AM »
TL;DR - we deleted the group and moved everyone to another one. We never posted the link to the web, but we did have it in the shul e-mail , and sent it to a few people via WhatsApp. I used the link for the new group to migrate people over, and will change the link once the migration is complete. (I also changed the link for the old group as well).

I have the group set to admin only for now, but will turn on permission for others once the migration is complete. Posting for admins prevents this spamming problem to some extent, but for the usefulness of the chat (i.e. we need 1 more for minyan, and an admin isn't always there) we need to allow individuals to post.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2527 on: September 30, 2021, 11:14:43 AM »
TL;DR - we deleted the group and moved everyone to another one. We never posted the link to the web, but we did have it in the shul e-mail , and sent it to a few people via WhatsApp. I used the link for the new group to migrate people over, and will change the link once the migration is complete. (I also changed the link for the old group as well).

I have the group set to admin only for now, but will turn on permission for others once the migration is complete. Posting for admins prevents this spamming problem to some extent, but for the usefulness of the chat (i.e. we need 1 more for minyan, and an admin isn't always there) we need to allow individuals to post.
How about making all the regulars admins?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2528 on: September 30, 2021, 02:11:26 PM »
TL;DR - we deleted the group and moved everyone to another one. We never posted the link to the web, but we did have it in the shul e-mail , and sent it to a few people via WhatsApp. I used the link for the new group to migrate people over, and will change the link once the migration is complete. (I also changed the link for the old group as well).

I have the group set to admin only for now, but will turn on permission for others once the migration is complete. Posting for admins prevents this spamming problem to some extent, but for the usefulness of the chat (i.e. we need 1 more for minyan, and an admin isn't always there) we need to allow individuals to post.
Everyone has to PM an admin?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2529 on: September 30, 2021, 02:11:46 PM »
How about making all the regulars admins?
Very good idea.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2530 on: October 04, 2021, 11:45:06 AM »
Down again
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2531 on: October 04, 2021, 11:46:12 AM »
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Facebook down as well

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2532 on: October 04, 2021, 11:46:20 AM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2533 on: October 04, 2021, 11:50:10 AM »
Down again
Instagram too, from what I hear.

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« Reply #2535 on: October 04, 2021, 11:52:27 AM »
Instagram too, from what I hear.
And FB
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2536 on: October 04, 2021, 12:11:55 PM »
I guess everyone can come back to DDF (for now)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2537 on: October 04, 2021, 12:14:43 PM »
A temporary respite from world chaos.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2538 on: October 04, 2021, 12:20:50 PM »
A temporary respite from world chaos.
I actually had to call my brother to ask him something. It was weird
#TYH

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« Reply #2539 on: October 04, 2021, 12:29:39 PM »
I actually had to call my brother to ask him something. It was weird
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