WhatsApp is to cease engaged on sure older working methods together with some supplied by Blackberry and Home windows from New Year.
The Fb-owned app is just not providing any extra expertise upgrades on methods it says don’t provide the capabilities it must increase sooner or later.
After December 31, customers will be unable to make use of WhatsApp on BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 methods, in addition to Microsoft’s Home windows eight.zero and older methods. Newer BlackBerry handsets which run off an Android working system will nonetheless be supported.
The corporate says Nokia S40 and Android 2.3.7 and older methods may also be unusable from specified dates over the following few years. A 12 months in the past, help for WhatsApp Messenger was ended on a number of cellular platforms due to altering expertise.
Again in February 2016, the messaging service mentioned that using cellular gadgets had been remodeled throughout its seven years of existence. On the time, about 70 % of smartphones offered had working methods supplied by BlackBerry and Nokia – whereas in 2016, methods supplied by Google, Apple and Microsoft accounted for 99.5 % of gross sales.
WhatsApp was created in 2009 and has regularly added extra options resembling end-to-end encryption and video calling. It’s reportedly the most well-liked messaging platform on this planet with greater than a billion customers.