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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