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WhatsApp to stop providing services to these smartphone after December 31st

26 December 2017, 09:56 | Patty Hardy

WhatsApp to stop working on BlackBerry 10 OS, Windows Phone 8.0 from Dec 31

WhatsApp just gave Black Berry and Windows Phone an ultimatum

Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on a number of platforms from December 31, the company has confirmed. However, the change is applicable only if you work with devices running BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 operating platforms.

The company's blog post also points out that users on the aforementioned platforms will be unable to create new accounts, nor will they able to verify existing accounts once supports after the end of this calendar year. The popular messaging service will stop working on devices that run Windows Phone 8.0, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 from December 31 this year.

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WhatsApp said that there is now no option to transfer your chat history between platforms.

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WhatsApp will stop working after December 31, 2017.

In 2016, WhatsApp discontinued its support for WhatsApp Messenger on mobile platforms that included BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7, iPhone 3GS/iOS 6. In addition, the messaging app will drop support for Android OS v2.3.7 or older, after February 1, 2020. The PiP feature enables users to multitask while taking a video call. After selecting the icon, a picture in picture mode will start in a new window.

The Private replies feature will allow a user to reply privately to a group message. So, if anyone using these versions relies heavily on WhatsApp might have to switch to another phone. So, it is important for those using devices with any of these operating systems to consider upgrading their device in order to continue using WhatsApp.

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