WhatsApp messenger users should take note of the updates released for 2017. Part of the updates released by WhatsApp is the support for mobile devices, particularly for Android, iOS, and Windows platforms.
For instance, beginning 2017, WhatsApp will no longer support a number of platforms. These include Windows Phone 7, iPhone 3GS/ iOS 6, and Android versions released earlier than 2.3.3.
On the other hand, WhatsApp would no longer support platforms that include Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, and Blackberry 10 or Blackberry OS.
According to WhatsApp executives, the platforms mentioned here are no longer able to offer the kind of capability required to expand the features of the app in the long run. For those who are going to use the devices mentioned here, it is recommended to upgrade to a more recent version of the mobile operating system.
Thus, WhatsApp users are advised to upgrade to a newer Android OS 2.3.3 or later, Windows Phone 8 or later, and iPhone running iOS 7 or later. If you use any of these specs, then you should be able to continue using WhatsApp without any problem.
So, before you are going to download and install WhatsApp, take note of the valid devices to succeed with your installation. Moreover, it is important that you verify your mobile number on the newer device. However, you should bear in mind that only one mobile phone number could be activated on a particular device at a time.
There might not be any more options to move the chat history between platforms. Nevertheless, an option to send your chat history to be attached to an email has been provided.
After verifying this, you can download WhatsApp manually via the official website through the link https://www.whatsapp.com/download/. This will provide options for users to download WhatsApp for Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone, as well as Mac or Windows PC.