Facebook owned messaging app ‘WhatsApp’ will no longer be supported on phones like Blackberry and Nokia from 30th June. Last year in November, the company announced that it will stop working on phones with dated software. These phones run on Nokia Symbian and BlackBerry OS operating systems which is outdated for the messaging app.
So if you are still using a dated software platform, then it’s time you start looking for alternatives of WhatsApp. It will be ending support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, and Nokia S60 platforms on June 30. Last year in December, the company ended support for Froyo, iOS 6, Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.
According to the reports, WhatsApp plans to ensure that the app could continue to introduce new features and stay secure, which relies on the app being used on newer operating systems. The company recommends that if a person is using one of these mobiles then it’s time to upgrade to a newer iOS version or Android running OS 2.3.3+ or Windows Phone 8+ or iPhone running iOS 7+. This will help them continue to use WhatsApp.
The company further said that there is no way users can transfer one’s chat history between platforms. Although if the user request the company to send the chat history then they will be able to provide the option to send your chat history attached to an email.
WhatsApp has changed alot since its inception. Recapping the market, the company said that in 2009 BlackBerry and Nokia’s operating systems dominated the market with roughly a 70% share whereas Android and iOS platforms were running on less than 25% of the devices. But now the market share is completely different which shows that how the Blackberry and Nokia platform have lost popularity.