Some Malawians should consider upgrading their handsets if they want to continue using popular WhatsApp service whcih will no longer support older phones by the New Year.
From 1 January 2018, the messenger service will stop working on certain mobiles because of changes in technology.
The software will stop working on BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 and older.
Support for the Nokia S40 will also stop after December 31 next year, while Android versions 2.3.7 and older will cease to function from February 1, 2020.
The company made the announcement in an update to said in a blog post.
The company said: “This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.
“If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone.”
The news comes as WhatsApp rolled-out the ability to delete sent messages.
WhatsApp users will be able to delete messages that they have either sent to a group or an individual chat.
Messages that have been successfully deleted in a chat will be replaced by “this message was deleted”.
There is one catch though – WhatsApp users are only able to delete messages within seven minutes of sendingFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :