WhatsApp Ends Support To BlackBerry, Symbian And Windows Phone Devices

WhatsApp Ends Support To BlackBerry, Symbian And Windows Phone Devices

WhatsApp Ends Support To BlackBerry, Symbian And Windows Phone Devices

WhatsApp has gotten to be one of the world most famous messaging apps in the course of recent years and now they're planning the following seven years.


The company has reported they will drop support for some older operating systems to focus on improving WhatsApp a better experience for modern cell phones. Before the end of 2016, we can expect all gadgets running Windows Phone 7.1, BlackBerry, Nokia S40/S60, Android 2.1/2.2 to lose support for the famous application. For some users in the United States the move is likely not going to influence anybody but in many other countries, this could have an effect.

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. This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp “the company explained in an announcement posted on the WhatsApp blog.
WhatsApp reviews that when it began in 2009, the way people utilized their cell phones painted a totally different scene compared with what it is present. Around 70 percent of all smartphones sold then were from BlackBerry and Nokia, with their separate mobile operating systems.


While it may be difficult for a few users of older operating systems to accept, WhatsApp's decision here is presumably the right approach to go. Keeping the application compatible with older operating systems and attempting to build for newer systems is not an easy task as a few things can't be taken care of by older OS. The application's popularity almost demands that it make this move. So in case you're on an older operating system and totally require WhatsApp. It's most likely time to move up to an iPhone or newer Android phone before you lose support. The news will be especially disappointing to those utilizing BB10 since this platform isn’t yet obsolete like the others.

With respect to BlackBerry, the end of WhatsApp support may be more surprising but still understandable. Considering that BlackBerry itself is putting its own OS on the sidelines to concentrate on Android, we can't generally point the finger at WhatsApp for doing likewise.


Taking everything into account, WhatsApp users with devices running on one of the previously stated operating systems might want to upgrade to an iPhone, a modern Android cell phone or a Windows Phone 8.1/Windows 10 Mobile gadget before the year's over.

With respect to BlackBerry, the end of WhatsApp backing might be all the more shocking yet at the same time reasonable. Considering that BlackBerry itself is putting its own OS on the sidelines to concentrate on Android, we can't generally point the finger at WhatsApp for doing likewise.

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About Priyanshu Sahay

A Social Media and Cyber Security Expert. Love to write about latest technology and Gadgets.

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