WhatsApp is one of the most popular mobile messaging applications, as its number of active users is growing fast. There are over 1 billion people who log into their accounts every day to keep in touch with their friends and families, but most users have an Android or iOS device.
If you own a BlackBerry or Nokia device and you are using the WhatsApp application frequently, then you are probably quite worried regarding the discontinuation of the application for the mentioned handsets.
We have to remind you that the WhatsApp was supposed to stop working on BlackBerry and Nokia handsets before the end of 2016. However, according to an update on the official blog of WhatsApp, it seems that the company will extend its support to BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian until June 30, 2017.
This will surely make happy a good amount of BlackBerry and Nokia owners, who were somehow forced to ditch their handsets for an Android or Apple device so they can continue using the WhatsApp application.
However, if you own a smartphone that runs on Windows Phone 7, Android 2.1, Android 2.2 or iOS 6, you will not be able to use the WhatsApp application anymore starting from January 1, 2017.
WhatsApp claims that it is aware that these changes will surely affect a good amount of their users, but the mentioned operating systems and devices are quite old and they will not be able to support the new features that they plan to implement soon.
Even if WhatsApp has decided to withdraw the service from some of the smartphones, it seems that the popularity of the application has not suffered too much, as it is still being used by people from all over the world and there are many new daily registered users.
Are you using the WhatsApp application on your mobile device? Will you change your smartphone just because the WhatsApp application will no longer work on it?