WhatsApp stopped working on devices that work on the Nokia S40 software. As of today, older phones like Nokia 206, Asha 210 and others will not be able to launch WhatsApp as a Facebook-owned company that has already completed its support for the Nokia S40 platform.
The Nokia S40 platform was one of the most dominant mobile operating systems of its time. Effectively January 1, you will no longer be able to make new accounts. Although many people have upgraded their phones, the S40 platform includes many popular devices such as Nokia 206 Single SIM, Nokia 206 Dual SIM, Nokia 208, Nokia 301, Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 230 Unique SIM, Nokia Asha 230 Dual Sim Card.
The list also includes Nokia Asha 300, 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 501, Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia C3-00, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-00, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02 and Nokia X3-02.5
In one post on their blog, WhatsApp said: "This was a tough decision for us, but the right one, to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family and loved ones with WhatsApp. Those who own a phone powered by this platform has no choice but to upgrade their device if they want to continue using WhatsApp. "
In addition to the Nokia S40 platform, the company also announced that it plans to stop supporting devices with Android 2.3.7 and older (Gingerbread), iPhone 3GS or any iOS 6 device from February 1, 2020.