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Whatsapp will be blocked on these phones from today

The Series 40 operating system runs on a number of devices and will no longer be supported by the app this year.

A popular messaging app will no longer be available on certain phones from today (January 1).

The Series 40 operating system runs on a number of devices and will no longer be supported by the app this year.

Phones that run on the S40 OS range from more mainstream devices like the Nokia 6300, to the Vertu Signature S – which was around £8,000 when it was launched more than 10 years ago.

The change is likely to have a considerable impact on older users who keep a phone for talking to family but who aren’t big smartphone users, to families with low-incomes, The Mirror reported.

The phone last produced with the S40 was the Nokia 515 which was released in 2013.

Some time ago WhatsApp prevented these devices from registering with the service.

Phones that already had installed and verified their account could carry on accessing the service until yesterday but will no longer be able to connect from today.

  • WhatsApp says the following phones will be affected:

Nokia 206 Single SIM and dual SIM models

Nokia 208

Nokia 301 Single SIM and dual SIM Chat Edition

Nokia 515 Preinstalled WhatsApp New

Nokia Asha 201

Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition

Nokia Asha 210

Nokia Asha 230 Single SIM and dual SIM models

Nokia Asha 300

Nokia Asha 302

Nokia Asha 303

Nokia Asha 305

Nokia Asha 306

Nokia Asha 308

Nokia Asha 309

Nokia Asha 310

Nokia Asha 311

Nokia Asha 500

Nokia Asha 501

Nokia Asha 502

Nokia Asha 503

Nokia C3-00

Nokia C3-01

Nokia X2-00

Nokia X2-01

Nokia X3-02

Nokia X3-02.5

 

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