FYI: WhatsApp ending support for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 on December 31


WhatsApp announced last year that it will stop supporting some mobile platforms that don't offer the kind of capabilities the company needs to expand the app's features. The first to go away are BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 mobile platforms, so if you use a smartphone powered by either of the two operating systems, you'll want to know WhatsApp will end support for them on December 31.

Although in the first announcement WhatsApp said the application will stop working on mobile platforms that are no longer supported, a more recent update suggests users will not be able to create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts. The good news is you'll be able to continue to use WhatsApp even after December 31.

Keep in mind though that since WhatsApp will no longer actively develop for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, some features may stop working at any time.

In the same piece of news, WhatsApp confirmed it will end support for Windows Phone 8.0 on the same day, December 31, 2017. Moreover, two other platforms, Nokia S40 and Android 2.3.7 and older will no longer be supported starting December 31, 2018 and February 1, 2020, respectively.

source: WhatsApp (1, 2)

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17 Comments

1. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

2020? Too early.

5. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Fyi android apk of whatsapp works falwlessly on bb os10 Btw iphoneX isnt selling wellhttps://www.macrumors.com/2017/12/22/iphone-x-sales-not-as-strong-as-expected/

2. RevolutionA

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Next is android. Apple==future!!!

6. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Apple is eventually doomed. Yes, the most valuable company on the planet will slowly fade into stagnant mediocrity. It will be replaced by something that they will not predict and they will not see coming. This horrifically efficient culling is a fact of life in technology because it is an industry populated by a demographic intent not on building a better mousetrap, but who avidly ask, “Why the hell do we need mousetraps?” Apple’s doom will start quietly and I doubt anyone can predict how it will actually begin. It will be historians who, decades from now, will easily pin its demise to a single event that will appear obvious given years of quantifiable insight. And it will only be “obvious” because the real details will have been twisted, clouded, or forgotten entirely, so it will all seem clearer, faster, and simpler. Lmfao a tech giant who restricts tech and brain-washes its users will be the future.... hahaha. Technology is meant to be open free evolution revolution.

15. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

A more stupid version of Techie.

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Dude, you messed up the rotation. Puff, puff, pass.

3. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

What is oldest android version that has support?

9. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

The final nail in the coffin... LoL

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

For who? BlackBerry handsets now run Android. Nice try, though.

18. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 151; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Well said bro

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks, Bro.

19. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 151; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Well said bro

11. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Android will dominate and lead. Nokia and BlackBerry are know Android. Cars will have Android. Windows be replaced by Android. Linux.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Current BlackBerry handsets now run Android, and BlackBerry 10 is EOL as of 2019. But until then, the Android apk does work flawless (as mentioned above), for those on BlackBerry 10 that want to use WhatsApp.

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