BlackBerry’s operating systems are finally going to lose support for WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned instant messaging company had announced last year that it would be pulling support for these platforms. But now, WhatsApp announced that BlackBerry OS will lose support first, followed by BlackBerry 10. This means if you’re using phones running on these platforms, you will no longer be able to use WhatsApp on them after December 31.
If you’re using phones running on BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, you will no longer be able to use WhatsApp on them after December 31.
In its first announcement, WhatsApp said that the application would not work on unsupported platforms. However, according to its new announcement, new users will not be able to create accounts on WhatsApp from the end of 2017 onwards. Also, existing accounts will not be re-verified either.
Of course, pulling support also means you will not get updates for WhatsApp on these platforms. It could also mean that some features will stop working, and any future security problems may or may not be solved.
BlackBerry isn’t the only one losing WhatsApp support though. The company also announced that Windows Phone 8.0 will no longer be supported either. Nokia S40 and Android 2.3.7 and below will also lose support, but that’s starting from December 31, 2018 and February 1, 2020, respectively.