New Policy 2017 of WhatsApp (Support/ Update/ Upgrade) on Android/ iOS/ Windows Phone
The users having older version of Mobile Android OS/ iOS/ Windows/ Blackberry would not be able to use Whatsapp from 1st Jan 2017. The support & new feature shall be deprecated to smartphones running Android Froyo 2.2 version, iOS 6, iOS 5 or older and Windows Phone 7 OS. There are total 4-5% smartphone running older version of smartphone according to Google Play/ Android website. The officials from Whatsapp said that they need Operating System (Mobile) to match their new capability in upcoming versions. Due to this the older version OS mobile phone shall not be able to enjoy Newer Feature ie. Video Calling, Live Video Watching etc.
Tweak to Upgrade Android OS/ iOS/ Windows Phone – WhatApp 2017
The user can follow steps to update existing Operating System so that New WhatsApp can be installed.
Step 1: Check your current OS from Setting >> Phone Setting >> OS Version etc.
Step 2: Click on Update from Live Google Server.
Step 3: If update is available, download latest Android OS, iOS, Windows Phone OS.
Step 4: You must take backup, so that your data is secure if mishap occurs.
Step 5: After upgrading the OS, you can check again version of current mobile OS.
WhatsApp Not Working/ Closing from 1st Jan 2017
The Facebook Inc. has take over WhatsApp for $19 Billion. Many users are saying that WhatsApp will be charge $1 per years from 1st Jan 2017 or Facebook is shutting down WhatsApp after merging all feature in Facebook Live Chat application. >> Till now there is no news from WhatsApp or Facebook. These are fake news of Whatsapp to shutdown from 1st Jan 2017.
But, the Whatsapp shall not provide support & updates to low version of Android OS, iOS, Windows Phone etc.
Android OS WhatApp New Policy 2017
As per the new policy of WhatsApp if you are running Android 2.3 Gingerbread or newer version, then you don’t have to worry about. The smartphone purchased more than 6 years ago with Froyo 2.2 version support shall be ended from 1st Jan 2017.
For the BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 OS, Nokia S40, and Nokia Symbian S60 users, WhatsApp is going to support them until June 2017.
For the iOS WhatsApp Policy
iPhone 3GS was with iOS 6 or lesser version. The iPhone not to get upgraded to iOS 7 is the iPhone 3GS, which was launched in the year 2009.