Whatsapp to discontinue services for Blackberry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 from 31 December

Whatsapp to discontinue services for Blackberry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 from 31 December
Written by Abhishek Rana

Whatsapp has confirmed that it will be discontinuing its services on the Blackberry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 devices from 31 December. However, the corporation has seemingly decided that the discontinuation for over a year, but still has to implement it. Whatsapp had previously announced that it is going to cancel the services for the Blackberry devices, specifically, the Blackberry S40 devices since February last month but didn’t do it, so it is immature to say that the services are going to be withdrawn beginning from the next year. However, the company did stop its services for the Nokia S60 platform, so it could very well follow through its announcement this time.

Among other decisions, the company has said that it will also stop services on the devices that uses Android versions 2.3.7, but it will give reprieve till February 1 2020. Until then, the users are advised to upgrade their systems, Android, Windows 10 or an iPhone.

There have been several upgrades and other options that have been given to the users of Whatsapp. For example, 2.7315 version recieved the option to post a private reply, and a picture-in-picture mode.

While  2.17.424, 2.17.436 and 2.17.437 versions on iOS, Android and Windows Phone were given several options like, such the ability to unblock a user, to revise their admin settings,  to report and a novel invite from a link shortcut feature. Whatsapp has become one of the leading communicative app across the world, and has made it possible for people to talk to each other without the annoyance of getting friend requests. It has also made it possible for people to coordinate their communications and work from across the world without have to pay for it. It is very easy and doesn’t have any major complications, which has made it even more popular than Facebook for some people.

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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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