WhatsApp – The Giant Messaging-App owned by Facebook, Inc. will stop its support for a number of platforms close to 23:59 time on December 31, 2017, and after. If you’re one of those whose phone has OS = ‘BlackBerry 10’, ‘Windows Phone 8.0’ and older platforms, before you’d go uninstalling n’ move-out from the App for a temporary time, just remember one-thing never-ever do that, please!!! Because, WhatsApp says users on these platforms neither be able to create new account(s), nor would re-verify existing accounts once the above-mentioned course of time begins.
WhatsApp had recently stated, it will discontinue support for most of the older OS platforms (mobile version). End-of-support appears that a user will have access to the WhatsApp account; however, the phone’ll not receive any future updates, or update with new features (officially).
The support for Windows Phone 8.1 and higher versions will continue, despite Microsoft’s declaration about the Windows Mobile as obsolete. Looking into BlackBerry’s status, the company is no longer making new smartphones with BlackBerry 10 or its lesser OS versions. Instead, it is manufacturing Android-powered mobile Phones. Therefore, the end-of-support for the BlackBerry-platform devices is not an unusual announcement.
“WhatsApp will no longer develop App for these platforms, and features of the On-going App may stop functioning at any time. These platforms have limited capabilities, and our app’s features grow with the technology-expansion. We suggest upgrading to a newer Blackberry Phone, or updating OS to Android OS 4.0+, iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8.1+ of the respective phone(s) to continue using WhatsApp,” Company added
WhatsApp will end support for ‘Nokia S40’ at the end of the Year 2018, and by February 1, 2020, for Android OS 2.3.7 and older versions. Previously, WhatsApp dropped support for
- Android-Phone of OS 2.3.3 or lesser versions
- Windows Phone 7 Devices
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone with iOS 6 or lesser AND
- Nokia Symbian S60.
So, What’s up with Windows Phone & Blackberry..!