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WhatsApp will cut support for Windows Mobile, Blackberry OS in 2018

WhatsApp will cut support for Windows Mobile, Blackberry OS in 2018”

Come 2018, older BlackBerry and Windows phones will not be able to use WhatsApp as the company has chose to cease support for some older mobile operating systems.

However, as of January 1, you will not be able to use the app if you're using the Blackberry OS and Blackberry 10 operating systems, and Windows Phone 8.0 and older.

"These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future". The company ended support for Nokia Symbian S60 devices in June.

WhatsApp is said to be taking these measures to prioritize the allocation of its resources to newer platforms. When the app was launched- sometime earlier before its launch Apple App Store was just a few months old.

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WhatsApp also announced that it will support Nokia S40 for only another year (until December 31, 2018), and devices running Android 2.3.7 and older until February 1, 2020.

They plan to phase them out in favour of steering resources into the more popular Android and iOS versions of the app. If WhatsApp is your go to messaging app, you might want to consider a new device. "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".

'Keep in mind that WhatsApp can only be activated with one phone number on one device at a time.

'However, we provide the option to send your chat history attached to an email'. BlackBerry OS has been around for over two decades now, running on devices like BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Curve, and was succeeded by BlackBerry 10 in 2013. However surprising it may seem, there are still many Windows Phone handsets out there alive and breathing fine whose users will be unable to communicate with their friends and family.



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