TECH: What your WhatsApp future holds

Blackberry and early Windows Phone and Nokia devices will be cut from WhatsApp.

Last week, on its seventh birthday, WhatsApp announced it was ending services to Symbian devices (early Nokia platforms S40 and S60), Blackberry, older Android versions and early Windows Phone platforms.

“While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future,” the company explained.

Stating the tough decision was the right one, WhatsApp continued to state it was now focused on the widely-used mobile platforms.

More than one billion people worldwide make use of the instant messaging service.

“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”.

 

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