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Nokia S40 Users Will No Longer Be Able To Use WhatsApp

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With over 1.5 billion users and 60 billion messages sent every day, WhatsApp is the biggest instant messaging for the year 2018. However, by 2019, some individuals might not be able to send or receive messages on the app as the company will be pulling support for their devices in the upcoming year. Ever since the company’s acquisition by Facebook in 2014, WhatsApp has grown tremendously with new features and updates rolling to the app every now and then.

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Due to the increasing number of users on the platform, rolling out features and updates to old/outdated devices would be resource-intensive and counterproductive on the part of the company. This is why the company has been actively dropping support for older devices and the operating system over the years. In 2017, for example, the company announced it would be ending support for BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry 10 devices.

The termination of support for certain devices and operating systems actually makes sense as the majority of people don’t use them anymore or have jump shipped to better devices and OS. Business-wise, it is a brilliant move; withdrawing support for say 1-2% of users and focusing more on 98 – 99%. The last time WhatsApp dropped supports for older operating systems (in June 2018), the following versions were affected:

Android versions older than 2.3.3
Windows Phone 8.0 and older
iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
Nokia Symbian S60
BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
What devices won’t be able to ‘WhatsApp’ in 2019 (and beyond)

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Before now, WhatsApp had outlined devices and OS that would be cut-off from its support room and affixed dates to them accordingly. See below:

Nokia S40 until December 31, 2018
Android versions 2.3.7 and older until February 1, 2020
iOS 7 and older until February 1, 2020
Going by the calendar, only Nokia Series 40 (S40) devices will be going the list of devices that are no longer compatible with the instant messaging platform. What this means is that if you use a Nokia Series 40 device, you will no longer be able to create new WhatsApp accounts and some features of the app could stop functioning on the device at any time. You will, however, still be able to use WhatsApp on the device though.

WhatsApp notification on Nokia Asha 210 – a Nokia S40 device

The same fate awaits the smartphones running Android v2.3.7 and older and iOS 7 and older when WhatsApp pulls the plug on them by February 2020.

A list of Nokia Series 40 devices
Listed below are some Nokia phones running on the company’s Series 40 (S40) OS:

Nokia 206 single SIM, Nokia 206 dual-SIM, Nokia 208, Nokia 301, Nokia 515, Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 230, 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 500, Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia C3-00, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-00, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02, Nokia X3-02.5.

If you own any of the above-listed phones, don’t be stunned when you can’t create a new WhatsApp account or you notice some hiccups and irregularities while using your WhatsApp application. You would have to get a new phone to enjoy the full features of the platform as well as guaranteed future updates and support. And while at it, WhatsApp recommends purchasing devices that run the following operating systems:

Android 4.0 and above
iOS 8 and above
Windows Phone 8.1 and above

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Making Money On Social Media Just Got Easier – See How

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WhatsApp Releases New Feature To Block People From Adding You To Groups Without Permission

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Finally, we now have a way to keep our conversations less insane, how to block people from adding you to Whatsapp groups without your permission. Yeah, those pesky crowded conversations we get added into for various reasons have taken a new turn and WhatsApp has rolled out an update that fixes all that and I’m pretty impressed.

Don’t you just hate when you wake up and discover you just got added to one useless group?

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Before now, anyone with your phone number could simply add you to a group chat without your permission, and the only option you have was to leave the group chat. Thankfully all that is about to change.

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How To Block People From Adding You To Whatsapp Groups

First, make sure you have updated to the latest version of WhatsApp on your smartphone. Then follow the following steps:

  • Open the WhatsApp app
  • Open Account options
  • Tap On Privacy
  • Select Groups
  • Choose either Nobody, My Contacts, or Everyone

Here’s how the selection works:

  • ‘Everyone’ – Let’s anyone add you to a group without asking for permission.
  • ‘My Contacts’ – will limit group-adding to people in your phone contacts – meaning everyone else has to invite you first.
  • Nobody’ – will require everyone to ask for your permission before you can be added to a group.

If you don’t see the option for Groups settings yet. Wait for a few more days till it’s rolled out completely

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