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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 202692 times)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #510 on: November 05, 2014, 08:19:43 PM »
it doesn't seem to be fully functional, I noticed only some of my conversations had blue checks.
They already had this for a while on voice msgs.
same by me.
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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #511 on: November 05, 2014, 09:17:01 PM »
My wife's  phones gets the blue check but not in my phone

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #512 on: November 05, 2014, 09:29:39 PM »
My wife's  phones gets the blue check but not in my phone
Both phones using the newest whatsapp update? Both androids?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #513 on: November 05, 2014, 09:30:09 PM »
Both phones using the newest whatsapp update? Both androids?
I'm on the latest, not sure about my wife. Both are GS4

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #514 on: November 05, 2014, 09:34:39 PM »
I'm on the latest, not sure about my wife. Both are GS4
My GS4 has it (mostly) make sure hers is updated

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #515 on: November 05, 2014, 09:35:10 PM »
My GS4 has it (mostly) make sure hers is updated
My wife's turns blue, mine doesn't...

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #516 on: November 05, 2014, 09:36:55 PM »
Strange indeed

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #517 on: November 06, 2014, 07:58:07 AM »
It seems to be more of a server update than software update. Its probably rolling out slowly to all their users. I got it a few hours after my wife's phone did.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #518 on: November 07, 2014, 12:11:20 AM »
My testing shows its a server update + software update. Server update allows you to get the blue checks, software update allows others to see blue checks for your messages.
I tested and confirmed this on 3 different phones.

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Re: Whatsapp - Jan Koum posted on FT 5 years ago
« Reply #521 on: November 11, 2014, 10:09:06 AM »
Wow! And the M&M story is just amazing!

Ummm noob question, how is what's app making money?
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Whatsapp - Jan Koum posted on FT 5 years ago
« Reply #522 on: November 11, 2014, 10:53:01 AM »
Wow! And the M&M story is just amazing!

Ummm noob question, how is what's app making money?
They charge after you have the app for a year
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Re: Whatsapp - Jan Koum posted on FT 5 years ago
« Reply #523 on: November 11, 2014, 11:06:51 AM »

Wow! And the M&M story is just amazing!

Ummm noob question, how is what's app making money?
They're not only not making money they're actually still loosing money.

I think Koum said at the Re/Code conference  last month that since FB bought them they're focused only on growth not on money..
Why FB bought it then if it doesn't turn in a dime ?? Well #1 (long term): potential/ads, and #2 (short term): user date.

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Re: Whatsapp - Jan Koum posted on FT 5 years ago
« Reply #524 on: November 11, 2014, 11:08:02 AM »

They're not only not making money they're actually still loosing money.

I think Koum said at the Re/Code conference  last month that since FB bought them they're focused only on growth not on money..
Why FB bought it then if it doesn't turn in a dime ?? Well #1 (long term): potential/ads, and #2 (short term): user date.
Here's the bit
http://recode.net/2014/10/28/whatsapps-jan-koum-has-no-plans-to-make-money/