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WhatsApp to end support to all Blackberry and Windows phone 7.1 by end of this year

WhatsApp Just Announced That It Will Be Withdrawing Support For All Versions Of Blackberry OS And Windows Phone 7.1 Sometime Later This Year. It Includes All Devices (BB10 Included), Symbian 40, Symbian 60, Android 2.1 And 2.2 Devices.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 29 Feb 2016, 10:34:19 AM

New Delhi :

WhatsApp just announced that it will be withdrawing support for all versions of Blackberry OS and Windows Phone 7.1 sometime later this year. It includes all devices (BB10 included), Symbian 40, Symbian 60, Android 2.1 and 2.2 devices.

The company made the announcement in a blogpost it posted a few days ago. The decision has been taken keeping in consideration the market trends, comprises of 99% Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 and above devices. This comes after the company decided to focus on the mobile platforms that the vast majority of people use.

“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.”, say WhatsApp. Finally, they add that, “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.”

It will also end support for Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1 by the end of the year.If you are a Blackberry user, what do you think of WhatsApp's this decision?

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First Published : 29 Feb 2016, 10:30:00 AM