WhatsApp drops support for Symbian, app to stop working on Dec 31

Kaloyan, 11 July, 2016

If you are among the few remaining users to rely on a Symbian-powered smartphone, we have some bad news for you - WhatsApp will stop working by the end of this year.

A popup message now appears to every WhatsApp users on Symbian OS:

Unfortunately, you won't be able to use WhatsApp after 31/12/2016 because WhatsApp will no longer support your phone.

It seems WhatsApp will be retiring its Symbian-dedicated servers and thus the app will no longer work after that. While it is a sad moment, we have to still applaud WhatsApp for its prolonged support for Symbian OS.

WhatsApp's departure from Symbian doesn't mean the OS is dead, but it's surely another nail in its coffin.

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  • N86
  • 17 Jun 2017
  • 30f

after the six months delay, on 30 June the end is coming. :sad: I hope for another delay but don't really expect. So I started tryng Nimbuzz on my S60 and it works, it has even calls (well, i can call androids but can't receive by now, odd pro...

  • NOKIA E66 vikesh
  • 09 Dec 2016
  • Xu5

Why whatsapp is stopping their service only for symbian os ? it's wrong i never spport whatsapp to do it

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