WhatsApp would No More Be Functional on Some Blackberry Phones

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Businesses that use WhatsApp to help their employees stay in touch may need to rethink their strategy after the company revealed it would be not longer support BlackBerry and Windows Phone systems.

Because we will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time, the statement added. The company also mentioned that the older operating systems don't offer the capabilities it needs to expand its capabilities. WhatsApp recently rolled out several new features, like delete messages, picture-in-picture feature, etc. for both platforms.

Users of Nokia's S40 mobile operating system can continue to use WhatsApp until the end of 2018, and users of older phones running Android 2.3.7 down to Android 2.3.3 until February 1, 2020. On the news, Whatsapp stated that we would stop giving services and any support for the old mobile OS from the given dates. The move is expected to help WhatsApp focus on recent versions of popular smartphone operating systems - iOS and Android. Both OS failed to compete against Android and iOS, and have been traded for better options. "If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version".

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'Keep in mind that WhatsApp can only be activated with one phone number on one device at a time.

You can't use the integrated WhatsApp backup feature to transfer your chat history between different platforms, but it is possible to email an archive of your precious conversations to yourself if you don't want to lose them - for more details head to the WhatsApp support pages. BlackBerry handsets ditched BlackBerry OS and 10 in 2015 in favour of Android.

BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone devices that now have WhatsApp installed and verified, will remain functional.

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