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WhatsApp to stop support on BlackBerry, Symbian, Android & Windows Phone

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WhatsApp to stop support on BlackBerry, Symbian, Android & Windows Phone
This Post might not bring good news to some of the Smartphone users. WhatsApp, the biggest messaging app is shutting down support for BlackBerry devices including BB10, Symbian 40, Symbian 60, Android 2.1 and 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1.

In a blog post published a few days ago, WhatsApp revealed that they will be withdrawing support for BlackBerry devices including BB10, Symbian 40, Symbian 60, Android 2.1 and 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1. some time this year. 

In the blog WhatsApp said “While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of the capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.”

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WhatsApp wrote that the mobile market currently comprises of 99% Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 and above devices.

According to WhatsApp decision was “not an easy one to take.”

While all other platform is going to suffer in the list, there is some respite for BB10 users as their devices are capable of running Android apps within the OS. They will, of course, lose out on Hub integration, but if you are a BB10 user and want to use WhatsApp then this is the only option you have.
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Finally, concluding the post 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.”

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According to us, this decision will affects mainly the Black Berry users as the other platform might have very less no of users, and if you use one of them then we recommend it high time to upgradeJ.


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