If you’re still relying on WhatsApp on BlackBerry or Windows Phone for your daily message exchange on a BlackBerry or Windows Phone 8.0 or older; then you might have to consider making the switch to iOS o Android OS in the near future. It is because the WhatsApp app is no longer going to be actively developed and updated for those less popular platforms.
Good Bye To WhatsApp On BlackBerry Or Windows Phone
That doesn’t indicate your WhatsApp app on BlackBerry or Windows Phone will abruptly stop running after the cut-off limit – December 31. But, it will suggest you will no more be able to make new accounts of WhatsApp on BlackBerry or Windows Phone; no additional updates will appear. Further down the line that’s going to lead to crashes and bugs.
Windows 8.1 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile will continue to be supported for the time being; but considering Microsoft looks to have abandoned its mobile OS platform; it’s probably only a matter of time before WhatsApp disappears from here too.
It Is the Season to Upgrade
“These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities; we need to expand our app’s features in the future,” explains a WhatsApp support note. “If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version.”
You can’t utilize the integrated WhatsApp backup feature to transfer your WhatsApp chat history between various platforms. But, it is likely to email an archive of your valuable conversations to yourself if you don’t want to lose them; for more details head over to the WhatsApp support pages.
Now owned by Facebook; it’s a surprise that WhatsApp actually supported these lesser-used platforms for so long. If you have been looking for a real reason to jump ship to another mobile OS; you’ve just been given another reason to do so.