WhatsApp Extends Support for BlackBerry and Nokia Devices

Prayank

WhatsApp had last year stated that it will be ending support for old BlackBerry and Nokia devices this year in June, and encouraged the users to upgrade their devices to an Android or iOS one which is supported by the messaging service.

But as we close in on the date to end support, WhatsApp has announced that it will continue supporting the app on old BlackBerry as well as Nokia devices.

The new deadline for BlackBerry users is December 31, 2017, and for those using Nokia, the deadline is December 31, 2018.

While it’s all good news for those users whose Nokia runs on Symbian 40 operating system, those running Symbian 60 will lose support in a little more than a week.

Supported Devices

  • Devices running Android 2.3.3 and above.
  • Windows Phone 8 and above
  • iOS 7 and above
  • Nokia S40 device (until December 31, 2018)
  • BlackBerry OS 7 and above and 10 (until December 31, 2017)

While both Nokia and BlackBerry have themselves shifted to Android operating system, there are quite a few users who are still languishing and living their lives in the fast-paced smartphone world with their snail-paced devices.

An updated version of WhatsApp has been released for old Nokia and BlackBerry devices and users who wish to continue using WhatsApp on their old device will need to update their client by downloading the latest version.

WhatsApp app for Android has been getting updates with features like a dedicated video call button and ability to pin your favourite contact, among others.

Recently, the company also announced three upcoming changes it’ll bring to the messenger on iOS. iPhone users will be able to access features like quick reply shortcut, filters for media attachments and photo albums within the messaging service.

WhatsApp continues to be the most popular messaging service on the Internet worldwide and in order to up its efforts to fight terrorism, Facebook will also be monitoring conversations and content on WhatsApp.

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