Some Phones Will Not Get WhatsApp Service Beginning This Year
WhatsApp has stopped operating on the handsets operating on the Nokia S40 OS. To remember, WhatsApp declared the end of support for a series of mobile handsets a few years back, and this comprises handsets that operate on BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0, Nokia Symbian S60, Android versions 2.3.7 and older, Nokia S40, and Apple iOS 7 and older.
WhatsApp no longer spends in designing its service for these operating systems, and it will stop operating on all of them by end of 2020. It already does not work with handsets that operate on BlackBerry OS, Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 8.0, and BlackBerry 10 OS. From this year, WhatsApp will stop working for handsets that operate on Nokia S40.
If you presently have a Nokia S40 handset, you will have to shift to a different handset to keep employing the service. Nokia series 40 used to be one of the most well-liked smart feature handset OS a couple of years ago, but after the acquirement by Microsoft, the OS was ended.
On a related note, WhatsApp earlier claimed that it has sent “desist and cease” letters to stop firms from sending bulk texts associated to election in Brazil. This comes after a report that businessmen were funding a campaign to spread false news in support of Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right leading presidential candidate.
The firm framed the decision as a fraction of its bigger efforts to deal with the spread of fake news on its service, disclosing that it had barred thousands of accounts from August 2018. It is the time when the election campaign formally got in progress in Brazil. The firm claimed that it uses spam detection tech that locates accounts that engage in irregular behavior so they cannot be employed to spread misinformation or spam.