WhatsApp Inc., the Facebook-owned company behind the eponymous direct messaging app, will

While the aforementioned versions of iOS and Android will still be compatible with the app for the next year and a half, the app-maker says that some of the

According to a post on the official WhatsApp support site, the following platforms are deprecated and will lose support in the near future:

Only the following operating systems will be supported going forward:

You have to give props to WhatsApp for announcing its future plans in advance and also for supporting long defunct platforms and legacy versions for so long. It’s amazing that the company is still supporting Windows Phone and even Nokia S40, even though the vast majority of the global smartphone market is dominated by Android and iOS.