Facebook-owned instant messaging platform, WhatsApp says it will end support for Blackberry and certain mobile operating systems by the end of 2016.
WhatsApp Messenger will no longer be available for BlackBerry (including BlackBerry 10), Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1 by the end of the year, the company says.
WhatsApp says it wants to focus more efforts on the mobile platforms used by vast majority of people. WhatsApp therefore advised users of the affected mobile devices to upgrade to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows versions.
“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,” the company said in a post.