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WhatsApp stop supporting for BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Phone devices

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WhatsApp  is a top FREE messaging app  for Android,iPhone and other smartphones. WhatsApp told  that the market right now comprises of 99% Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 and above devices. They also said that the decision was “not an easy one to make” and that the market has evolved. WhatsApp revealed that they will be withdrawing support for BlackBerry devices (BB10 included),While other mobile os platforms will suffer, there is some respite for BB10 users as their devices are capable of running Android apps within the OS. They will, of course, lose out on Hub integration, but if they really want WhatsApp, that might be the only way.

The WhatsApp messaging app has evolved since its inception as it now offers voice calls, and video calls are reportedly being added too. Whatsapp will still be available on Blackberry’s Android device Priv and the upcoming android device as well.

These mobile devices have been an important part of our part, they don’t give the kind of few extra useful features we need to expand our app’s features in the future.”, say WhatsApp. Finally, they add that, “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 this is a “tough decision” but the “right one” in order to give people better ways to keep in touch. In February 2014, WhatsApp was acquired by social networking giant Facebook, its biggest buyout till date, for a whopping USD 19 billion.

Just in the same week when WhatsApp celebrated its seventh anniversary with its one billion active users, the Facebook-owned company came with news that may upset numerous same users.

The WhatsApp behind the hugely popular messaging app cites a “greater emphasis on security” for the scrapping, which comes in the week of the WhatsApp’s seventh birthday.The report comes in as the social messaging giant posted about it officially in a blog post. Whatsapp is one of the most used social messaging application and off.


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