WhatsApp to stop working on Blackberry 10 OS and Windows Phone 8.0 from December 31

By : |December 25, 2017 0

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp will stop working on some of the major platforms by the end of the year. The messaging service has confirmed that it is ending support for Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 from December 31st, 2017.

WhatsApp said in a blog post, “We will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time. These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 4.0+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8.1+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp.”

The reason provided by WhatsApp to end support for older operating systems is that they simply do not offer the capability to support future development around WhatsApp.

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The company, however, confirmed that it will continue to work on Nokia S40 devices until December 31, 2018, while will support Android 2.3.7 and older until February 1, 2020. WhatsApp earlier ended support for Android versions older than 2.3.3, Windows Phone 7, iPhone 3GS or any iOS 6 device and Nokia S60 devices.

So, if you have any of these devices running older operating systems, you must upgrade your device.

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