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WhatsApp ending BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone support

Victor Barreiro Jr.
While users of BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8.0 can still use WhatsApp, some features may stop working, and users will be unable to make new accounts or reverify their accounts on the operating systems mentioned

MANILA, Philippines – WhatsApp released its plans for some older mobile operating systems, ending support for BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone by the end of the year as they were no longer actively developing for those platforms.

Specifically, Whatsapp’s support page mentions new account creation and the re-verification of existing accounts will be deprecated on the following operating systems on December 31:

  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
  • Windows Phone 8.0 and older

Users will still be able to use WhatsApp on those devices, though the company has mentioned that some features may stop functioning due to the removal of active support for those operating system types.

Those on older model phones are advised to upgrade to a newer OS version or a different device entirely to continue using WhatsApp. – Rappler.com

Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.