Mobile platforms that will not be able to run WhatsApp in 2017 include Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7, and iPhone 3GS/ iOS 6. Any iPhone 4, 4S, or 5 that has not been updated to iOS 10 – Apple’s new operating system software for iPhone and iPad – would also not support WhatsApp. However, WhatsApp is extending support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, and Nokia Symbian S60 until June 30, 2017.
WhatsApp has already started adding a slew of new features to its application. Video calling and animated GIFs were launched last month on iPhone, Android and Windows phone devices. New camera features were added, so the users could place emoji stickers or draw photos, and attach videos to chats. WhatsApp already provides end-to-end 256-bit encryption for all its messages, but it recently added two-step verification to provide an extra layer of security to curb identity theft.
— WhatsApp News (@whatsappnews) December 7, 2016
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