WhatsApp published a farewell note recently, and it is probably not good news for smartphones running on BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0. As per the post made by WhatsApp, the chatting application will stop working on any device running any of these above three operating systems from December 31, 2017, onward. The WhatsApp blog talks about how the application will cease to exist on any of the smartphone running on the above mentioned operating system.
According to a report by Gadgets 360, WhatsApp made the announcement earlier in June this year that they plan on extending support for BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8.0 for a little longer. At that time, the Facebook-owned company had stated that the application would stop working on Nokia’s S40 smartphone from December 31, 2018.
However, they did not make any mention of the operating system ceasing to exist on BlackBerry OS or Windows OS. Since then, the company has announced that the application is scheduled to stop working on Android 2.3.7 OS and older (Gingerbread) from February 1, 2020, onward. Furthermore, the use stopped working on various Nokia smartphones that were based on Symbian S60 from June 30, 2017, onward.
WhatsApp’s decision to end support for BlackBerry and Windows smartphones does not come across as a surprise. The Facebook-owned firm had already informed its consumers that they plan on ceasing support long time back. Therefore, if your smartphone runs on BlackBerry OS or any other system above, then it seems like you might have to say goodbye to WhatsApp. The company took the wraps off a new app built specifically for businesses. The application came equipped with the ability to portray both, verified and non-verified profiles.