WhatsApp WARNING – Messages will STOP working on these popular smartphones THIS MONTH
WhatsApp users could be in for a shock later this month as the world’s most popular messaging service completes support on a number of smartphones.
The Facebook-owned company originally warned users of some iPhones, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia devices that WhatsApp would stop working in December 2016.
But they then had a switch of heart with a blog post confirming that WhatsApp was “extending support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry Ten, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 until June 2017.”
Sadly for owners of those devices the time has come to wave goodbye to WhatsApp as, from June 30th, it will no longer work.
WhatsApp understands the news won’t go down well for many users telling: “While these mobile devices have been an significant part of our story, they don’t suggest the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.
“This was a harsh 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.
“If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of June two thousand seventeen to proceed using WhatsApp.”
The news of the block comes as WhatsApp is loving enormous success with its movie call functionality.
WhatsApp users are spending more time than ever before using the app’s movie call feature, the hugely-popular messenger has confirmed.
The Facebook-owned app’s 1.Two billion monthly active users are spending more than three hundred forty million minutes each day making a staggering fifty five million movie calls, it announced.
That’s not bad, especially since the capability to make and receive movie calls inwards the app has only been available for the last six months.
It’s surge in popularity is a testament to WhatsApp’s overall popularity, as well as how significant the addition of the feature was to begin with.
To mark its incredible fresh milestone, WhatsApp has updated its Android app to make movie calls more prominent within the user interface.
In other news, WhatsApp could be about to add stickers to its hugely-popular messaging app.
The Facebook-owned talk app could go after in the footsteps of the social network’s own Messenger app, which introduced stickers on Android and iOS back in April 2013.
Renown tipster WABetaInfo has published screenshots from the latest beta, which exposes sticker sets with a very similar design to those used in Facebook Messenger.
Stickers are detailed cartoon drawings, typically larger and more elaborate than emoji.
Facebook has made a number of switches to its stickers since the format very first launched some four years ago.