26/12/2017

WhatsApp to Stop Working on These Platforms After 31st December



WhatsApp will stop support for a number of platforms after December 31, 2017. The messaging app will drop support for ‘BlackBerry OS’, ‘BlackBerry 10’, ‘Windows Phone 8.0’ and older platforms from December 31, 2017.


 WhatsApp says  in a blog post that users on these particular platforms will not be able to create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts once the company ends support.

WhatsApp had earlier announced it will stop support for many of these older platforms. End of support does not mean a user will lose access to their WhatsApp account. WhatsApp says users can continue using the app on their phone, but should not expect any future security updates or new features.

whatsapp to end support for blackberry 10
While Windows 8 will be axed down once 2018 begins; WhatsApp will continue support for Windows 8.1 version and higher devices, even though Microsoft itself has admitted that Windows Mobile is dead.

To recall, WhatsApp had extended support for both platforms in June this year. At the time, WhatsApp had also revealed that the app will stop working for phones running Nokia S40 will be stopped from December 31, 2018. The app will stop working on phones running Android 2.3.7 and older (Gingerbread) will be stopped from February 1, 2020. The messaging app became unavailable on Nokia phones running Symbian S60, from June 30, 2017.

 In BlackBerry’s case, the company has itself confirmed it will no longer be manufacturing or launching new smartphones, and the BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS have been abandoned. 

However, if you are still using Blackberry 10, you can download older whatsapp for your device here.

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26 comments :

  1. I anticipated this move and sold my BlackBerry Z30 recently

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  2. Sharp guy David Jendo! I feel so bad for BB. I think they're totally gone.

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    1. A company can't reign forever dats how the market is

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  3. Who is still using android gingerbread version?

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  4. A phone that will not support whatsapp is that one phone? Alas!!!

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  5. who is still using android gingerbread version?

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  6. They have been given enough grace period so this is okay.

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  7. Chai! Window Phone and BB users, get prepared

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  8. Thats what we here every year. Stop kwanu them never wan stop.
    Whatsapp should take there time

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  9. Are people still using phones eith this os, when one can get a very cheap android phone with good specs. It is well.

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  10. Upgrade or get left behind.

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  11. Hmmmm, so someone can still be using that spec

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  12. Been awhile. Merry Christmas in arrears.

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  13. They av been saying dis same thing for yrs now....it was bcos of dis reason I sold my blackberry lastyear

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  14. Sorry but I think that information is incorrect. I still use WhatsApp on my z30 and it's working just fine.

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    1. "End of support does not mean a user will lose access to their whatsapp account. whatsapp says users can continue using the app on their phone, but would not expect any future security updates or new features."

      However, the update will take effects from January 1st 2018.

      So the information is correct; but you didn't comprehend the information.

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