After turning seven years this week, Whatsapp has officially announced that it will no longer support devices made by Blackberry, Nokia and older Android devices. This announcement was made in their official blog over the weekend stating that it has plans to phase out support for numerous platforms by the end of this year. The reason for WhatsApp to drop support is because these devices are holding back the company’s app growth.
Including the devices run by Blackberry 10, the latest version will be affected by this decision. Devices with following systems will no longer be supported by Whatsapp-
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
- Windows Phone 7.1
- All Blackberry devices
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
However, Whatsapp will support Priv as it is the first Android based phone by Blackberry.
The company wrote in its blog post that it was a tough decision to make but the right one. They have also asked people with devices based on the above systems to upgrade their devices newer Android, iPhone or Windows by the end of 2016 to continue using Whatsapp.
According to the reports, this decision has been made to make way for more security tools and new features to keep your loved ones connected to you.
This news appeared earlier on BBC news