We have some good news for BlackBerry users all over the world, as according to new reports, their devices will still be able to use the WhatsApp application until June 30, 2017. We remind you that the developers of WhatsApp have reported in the past that they will stop supporting BlackBerry OS before the end of 2016.
A few days ago, WhatsApp has updated its support page and has added that it will now end its support on the BlackBerry OS somewhere in the mid of 2017. The company has mentioned that the owners of smartphones that run on BlackBerry OS will have a bit more than “seven more months to enjoy the social media application”.
The company has also mentioned that it will soon stop support for certain devices. However, starting from June 30, 2017 it will end support for the following platforms: Nokia Symbian S60, Nokia S40, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS.
In addition, WhatsApp will stop its service for the devices that run on Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7 at the beginning of 2017. The company claims that the messaging application will also stop functioning on devices that run on old operating systems such as iOS 6. It seems that these old platforms are not offering all options that the developers need to expand their application.
If you own one of these affected smartphones, we suggest you to buy a newer device that runs on Android 2.3+, Windows Phone 8+ or iOS 7+. Unfortunately, there is no way you can transfer the chat history between platforms, but hopefully, the company will come with a way to do it sometime in the near future.
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