WhatsApp Messenger to end support for BlackBerry, Windows 7.1 and Nokia S40
WhatsApp just celebrated its seventh anniversary with more than one billion active users. The Facebook owned company just make it free for their users in some countries including India. WhatsApp is continuously making changes in its layout and adding more features. A few weeks ago WhatsApp updated its emoji with new set. Now there is a bad news for WhatsApp lovers. WhatsApp is ready to discontinue its support on BlackBerry, Nokia S40 and older version of Windows mobile operating systems. WhatsApp Messenger team recommends users to upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.
Yes, it’s true. WhatsApp will no longer work on most BlackBerry devices, even those loaded with the company’s latest mobile platform by the end of 2016. WhatsApp is also ending support for BlackBerry 10 — an OS that last shipped on a new phone less than a year ago. BlackBerry itself eschewed the OS when building its latest flagship, the Android-powered Priv slider phone. In the blog post the WhatsApp team confirmed that it will no longer supported to old mobile operating systems. They reminisced about their launch back in 2009, when most smartphones were either a BlackBerry or a Nokia. That was a different time. According to the blog post:
“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.” So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms:
- BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10.
- Nokia S40.
- Nokia Symbian S60.
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2.
- Windows Phone 7.1.