Last we posted a news report that WhatsApp has extended Nokia S40 Phones support till Dec 31, 2017. But now it seems it is Dec 31, 2018, and not 2017. So, WhatsApp will be available for Nokia S40 operating system based phones until end of 2018.
WhatsApp has recently updated its FAQ about support for older operating systems. While Symbian/S60 Phones lose support by June 30, 2017, Nokia S40 phones will enjoy WhatsApp support till Dec 31, 2018. Seems it has to do something with Nokia Phones making a comeback to market.
This is the list of operating systems and WhatsApp support timelines posted in the updated FAQs.
You won’t be able to use WhatsApp on the following platforms for:
- Nokia Symbian S60 after June 30, 2017
- BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 after December 31, 2017
- Windows Phone 8.0 and older after December 31, 2017
- Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018
- Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020
In this article, you can find the list of Nokia-branded S40, Symbian and S60 devices impacted by this decision. Nokia has launched new feature phones like new Nokia 3310 (2017) that run on S30+ OS and don’t support WhatsApp. You can, however, go for a new Nokia Android Phone like Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 if you want to keep enjoying Nokia quality.