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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 401865 times)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2780 on: March 17, 2023, 10:25:36 AM »
All you do is tell ppl: "I don't listen to vn longer than 30 seconds."
I wish that works
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2781 on: March 17, 2023, 10:59:43 AM »
I wish that works
You can just not listen to VNs which are longer than 30 seconds.
They should make a 30 second limit for Voice notes
So that people should send a 4 minute VN in 8 parts like they do with a 4 minute video on status?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2782 on: March 17, 2023, 12:06:10 PM »
So that people should send a 4 minute VN in 8 parts like they do with a 4 minute video on status?
Some people will still do it but most people will keep VN shorter.
Another benefit would be for me, I use WA to communicate with clients, so when someone is telling me there comments and directions on the way they want something done, instead of having all the comments crumpled up in 1 VN and me having to play/pause the VN to take notes and then go back and try to find a certain comment that took him to say 3 seconds squeezed in somewhere within the 4 minutes, VS having 8 VN 30 seconds each with a few comments
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2783 on: March 17, 2023, 03:23:27 PM »
If your offering clients the option of using WA that's making a decision that your fine with them sending long VNs to you.
From a user prospective having the voicenote cut in middle is a terrible idea. I personally don't prefer when people send me VN on important topics if unnecessary, but will listen to it at a later time.

Give them 5 years to catch up to telegram and have the voicenotes auto transcribed
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2784 on: April 03, 2023, 12:22:03 PM »
I hate the new desktop version they are pushing you on. You can't even download the prior version, everything just points to the new one from the windows store.
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2785 on: April 03, 2023, 12:23:03 PM »
I hate the new desktop version they are pushing you on. You can't even download the prior version, everything just points to the new one from the windows store.
What's the problem with the new one?
I like it better then the old one, it works smoother for me
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2786 on: April 03, 2023, 12:29:03 PM »
For one, it doesn't "close" you're still getting notifications after the app is closed. And it's more difficult to reply to messages. I already removed it and went back to the old version which I thankfully still had the installer for
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2787 on: April 03, 2023, 12:52:34 PM »
For one, it doesn't "close" you're still getting notifications after the app is closed. And it's more difficult to reply to messages. I already removed it and went back to the old version which I thankfully still had the installer for
Startup time is a game changer. Your disadvantage of getting notifications is an advantage to most. What's the difficulty in replying?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2788 on: April 03, 2023, 02:11:44 PM »
For one, it doesn't "close" you're still getting notifications after the app is closed. And it's more difficult to reply to messages. I already removed it and went back to the old version which I thankfully still had the installer for
I believe there is a setting where you can choose how it "closes".
Although I agree that there are still bugs in the newer version that need to be ironed out.
And somehow, on one computer it was using 150+ GB of storage!

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2789 on: April 03, 2023, 02:14:55 PM »
I hate the new desktop version they are pushing you on. You can't even download the prior version, everything just points to the new one from the windows store.
Why use desktop over web?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2790 on: April 03, 2023, 02:27:51 PM »
Web is used for number 1, desktop used for number 2
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« Reply #2791 on: April 03, 2023, 03:02:32 PM »
I hate the new desktop version they are pushing you on. You can't even download the prior version, everything just points to the new one from the windows store.
+1 It doesn't mute statuses.

Why use desktop over web?
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2792 on: April 03, 2023, 03:39:08 PM »
Why use desktop over web?
Voice and video calling does sometimes come in handy on desktop.

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« Reply #2793 on: April 03, 2023, 03:40:57 PM »
+1 It doesn't mute statuses.

it doesnt on web either. very annoying

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2794 on: April 30, 2023, 01:08:24 PM »
Hope someone can help me-I canít seem to get my WhatsApp to backup so I can transfer to a new phone. It keeps getting stuck midway Iíve spent days on it. Iím willing to pay someone to get it done or if anyone has any ideas lmk. Thanks.

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« Reply #2795 on: April 30, 2023, 01:59:09 PM »
Hope someone can help me-I canít seem to get my WhatsApp to backup so I can transfer to a new phone. It keeps getting stuck midway Iíve spent days on it. Iím willing to pay someone to get it done or if anyone has any ideas lmk. Thanks.
Which platform?

WhatsApp now let's multiple devices to include phones and tablets and has a beta feature to transfer chats via WiFi direct.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2799 on: May 04, 2023, 11:27:55 AM »
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