The chat App known as WhatsApp is about to stop working on a range of some mobile device, which mean that owners of such mobile device will haveÂ to buy newer mobile device if they want to continue using WhatsApp to the best of its capabilities.
Urhobo Voice has gathered that New Year Day, WhatsApp will â€˜remove supportâ€™ for a number of devices, which updated versions of the software can no longer be installed on them.
This means owners of these clapped out gizmos wonâ€™t be able to enjoy new features or plugs for security holes which are often introduced in updates.
From JanuaryÂ 1Â 2018, anyone still using phones which run BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8.0 will no longer be able to update their WhatsApp software.
In a blog post, WhatsApp wrote: â€˜While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they donâ€™t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our appâ€™s features in the future.
â€˜This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.
â€˜If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone.â€™
Last year, WhatsApp dropped its support forÂ Nokia Symbian S60 phones. It will do the same forÂ Nokia S40 handsets on December 31Â 2018Â and then devices running Android 2.3.7 and older after 1 February, 2020.
A lawyer recently wrote to WhatsAppÂ calling on it stop people from using the middle finger emoji.
The sensitive solicitor claimed the emoji constitutes an â€˜obscene, lewd gestureâ€™ â€“ which is an offence in India.