As the year draws to a close, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is bidding farewell to older mobile operating systems. According to official announcement, the famous app is ending support for BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry 10) and Windows Phone 8.0 and older on December 31st.
Although WhatsApp will continue to work on these platforms, users won’t be able to create any new account or re-verify their existing accounts. But the company claims its app could stop functioning at any time, so it’s probably the time for the upgrade.
After WhatsApp ends BlackBerry 10 support, it’s clearly done with the OS once and for all. So the BlackBerry owners would have to upgrade to a newer device that runs on Android if they prefers the messaging app over BBM.