I'm using Nokia Lumia 520 version 8227. When I log into WhatsApp, there's a caution about my phone being unsupported with a message that WhatsApp for Windows Phone expired on 31/12/2017.

Can I still use WhatsApp on Lumia 520?

  • Is your phone running Windows Phone 8.0 or 8.1? If 8.0, then see this question.
    – Indrek
    Jan 25, 2018 at 7:39

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According to WhatsApp FAQ, support for Windows Phone 8 has been discontinued on December 31, 2017.

WhatsApp will no longer be supported on Windows Phone 8.0 after December 31, 2017. This means that if you are currently using WhatsApp on a Windows Phone 8.0, you will be able to continue to use WhatsApp on that phone before this date.

Solution: Update your phone to Windows Phone 8.1. According to this softpedia article Lumia 520 did recieve an update to Windows Phone 8.1.

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    As a side note, upgrading your phone to WP8.1 (in addition to bringing security fixes and other improvements) will also let you make voice calls via WhatsApp.
    – CBHacking
    Nov 30, 2018 at 10:12

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