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  • WhatsApp said that there is currently no option to transfer your chat history between platforms.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp had earlier announced that it will stop supporting some of the older operating systems as it is no longer developing its services for these platforms. While it has already stopped its services for some devices, starting from tomorrow, devices running on Nokia S40 will not be able to use WhatsApp.

A while ago, WhatsApp had announced that it will stop support for devices running on BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS, Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 8.0, Nokia S40, Android versions 2.3.7 and older and iPhone iOS 7 and older.

The app has already stopped working on devices that run on BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS, Symbian S60 and Windows Phone 8. After 31 December, the app will stop working on devices running on Nokia S40. Devices with Android versions 2.3.7 and older and iOS 7 and older will be able to use WhatsApp till 1 February 2020.

The Nokia S40 was used by Nokia prior to its acquisition by Microsoft. It was used to power the company’s Asha feature phone series. The devices that will not be able to use WhatsApp from tomorrow include Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 230, Nokia Asha 500, Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia 206, Nokia 208, Nokia 301 and Nokia 515.

WhatsApp in its support page has said – “We’ll no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time. If you currently use an older operating system, we recommend upgrading to a newer version.”

WhatsApp was earlier expected to end support for Nokia S40 devices in June this year, however, the company extended the deadline to 31 December. WhatsApp has not revealed how many users will be affected by this, but we expect the number to be limited as these devices are very old.

Vikram
Vikram Aadi extensively covers Asia's personal device and connected services ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or via mail: vikram@thb2.com.

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