WhatsApp has this week revealed that it will be ending support for a number of older mobile platforms by the end of this year.
As part of this, WhatsApp will no longer be supporting all BlackBerry devices, Android 2.1 and 2.2 devices, Windows Phone 7 devices and devices that run on Nokia’s Symbian platform.
WhatsApp said that when they first launched in 2009 a lot of smartphones were shipping with BlackBerry and on the Symbian platform, however, as times have changed so has people’s phone choices.
What is rather strange is that they are dropping support for all devices, including the latest BlackBerry 10 OS.
They explained with the following:
As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms:
- BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7.1
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