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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 402705 times)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2820 on: June 07, 2023, 03:48:20 PM »
Ability to edit a message after sending. (seems to be for a limited time)






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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2821 on: June 07, 2023, 03:54:15 PM »
(seems to be for a limited time)
I think I read 15 min somewhere.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2822 on: June 07, 2023, 03:56:47 PM »
Wondering what this means?
Is it a new feature? Was it always there?
I'm going crazy, wanna come along?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2823 on: June 09, 2023, 11:06:20 AM »
What's the pros of switching the attachment and emoji buttons location, are they looking to make life difficult?


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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2824 on: June 09, 2023, 11:54:37 AM »
https://blog.whatsapp.com/introducing-whatsapp-channels-a-private-way-to-follow-what-matters


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Introducing WhatsApp Channels. A Private Way to Follow What Matters

Today we’re excited to introduce Channels: a simple, reliable, and private way to receive important updates from people and organizations, right within WhatsApp. We’re building Channels in a new tab called Updates - where you’ll find Status and channels you choose to follow - separate from your chats with family, friends, and communities.

Channels are a one-way broadcast tool for admins to send text, photos, videos, stickers, and polls. To help you select channels to follow, we’re building a searchable directory where you can find your hobbies, sports teams, updates from local officials, and more. You can also get to a channel from invite links sent in chats, e-mail, or posted online.



We’re aspiring to build the most private broadcast service available. This starts by protecting the personal information of both admins and followers. As a channel admin, your phone number and profile photo won’t be shown to followers. Likewise, following a channel won’t reveal your phone number to the admin or other followers. Who you decide to follow is your choice and it’s private.

Similar to how we build messaging, we don’t believe Channel updates should have to stick around forever. So we’ll only store channel history on our servers for up to 30 days and we’ll add ways to make updates disappear even faster from follower’s devices. Admins will also have the option to block screenshots and forwards from their channel.

Lastly, we’ll make it possible for admins to decide who can follow their channel and whether they want their channel to be discoverable in the directory or not. Given the aim of Channels is to reach a wide audience, channels are not end-to-end encrypted by default. We do think there are some cases where end-to-end encrypted channels to a limited audience might make sense, such as a non profit or health organization, and we’re exploring this as a future option as well.

To kick off Channels, we’re excited to work with leading global voices and select organizations in Colombia and Singapore, where Channels will first be available, to build, learn, and adapt the experience. We’ll bring Channels to more countries and the ability for anyone to create a channel over the coming months.

We also believe there is an opportunity to support admins with a way for them to build a business around their channel using our expanding payment services as well as the ability to promote certain channels in the directory to help increase awareness.

Naturally, the core of how people use WhatsApp will continue to be private messaging among friends, family, and communities, and that will always be our first priority. Building channels is a big step our users have asked us to take for years. We think the time is finally right to introduce a simple, reliable, and private broadcast tool and we hope you enjoy using it in the months and years to come.


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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2825 on: June 09, 2023, 05:06:50 PM »
What's the pros of switching the attachment and emoji buttons location, are they looking to make life difficult?


Same here

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2826 on: June 09, 2023, 05:07:55 PM »
https://blog.whatsapp.com/introducing-whatsapp-channels-a-private-way-to-follow-what-matters
Yup, they started dropping hints in the last couple weeks.
Goodbye Whatsapp being a pretty safe app for filtered phones

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2828 on: June 09, 2023, 05:24:30 PM »
So it'll be Telegram?
Beginning of end for frum Whatsapp?
I think that’s likely. They were pretty quick the “Assur” Telegram for that reason. On the other hand it will be much harder to do that for something that’s already very well used and “Accepted”.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2829 on: June 09, 2023, 05:32:48 PM »
“Signal app” comeback?
I'm going crazy, wanna come along?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2830 on: June 10, 2023, 09:55:06 PM »
So it'll be Telegram?
Beginning of end for frum Whatsapp?
The pity is that there are even kosher versions of telegram, nothing like that can exist for WhatsApp

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2831 on: June 10, 2023, 10:07:00 PM »
The pity is that there are even kosher versions of telegram, nothing like that can exist for WhatsApp
I'm pro the switch
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2832 on: June 11, 2023, 07:03:03 AM »
The pity is that there are even kosher versions of telegram, nothing like that can exist for WhatsApp
Certain Filters block the option to view statuses and/or profile photos in WhatsApp app and WhatsApp web so i guess they will also be able to block channel updates.
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« Reply #2833 on: June 11, 2023, 07:03:23 AM »
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2834 on: June 11, 2023, 11:27:29 AM »
Certain Filters block the option to view statuses and/or profile photos in WhatsApp app and WhatsApp web so i guess they will also be able to block channel updates.
Good point.
Sometimes those filters block a couple things together. Hopefully it won't be using the same urls for traffic as something else that would want to be kept.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2835 on: June 11, 2023, 12:17:19 PM »
Good point.
Sometimes those filters block a couple things together. Hopefully it won't be using the same urls for traffic as something else that would want to be kept.
Livigent filters are much smarter and penetrate much deeper than URLs, every packet is analyzed
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Palestinians ≠ Hamas
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2836 on: June 11, 2023, 12:19:43 PM »
Good point.
Sometimes those filters block a couple things together. Hopefully it won't be using the same urls for traffic as something else that would want to be kept.
Most of these filters are customizable so that should not be a problem each thing has its own block.
Status/video sharing/profile pictures/groups/join group with link Etc.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2837 on: June 11, 2023, 01:30:40 PM »
I don't like these updates. Bring back the simple whatsapp please

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2838 on: June 11, 2023, 01:54:12 PM »
I don't like these updates. Bring back the simple whatsapp please
They need it to make it profitable in some way.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2839 on: June 11, 2023, 01:55:15 PM »
They need it to make it profitable in some way.
Agreed, so charge the users.