WhatsApp, The Facebook owned instant messaging service, has made clear that they will no more be available for BlackBerry devices (BB10 included), Symbian 40, Symbian 60, Android 2.1 , 2.2 devices and Windows Phone 7.1 by the end of this year. 

WhatsApp is no more for BlackBerry, Windows 7.1, Symbian, Android 2.1 & 2.2


'WhatsApp' - One of the fabulous and the popular messenger that we all are making use. We are not only users but also we are addicts of it. We are contributing the numbers to the billion users of WhatsApp.

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This was the start on their blog announcement regarding the Whatsapp support for the mobile devices.


Earlier this week WhatsApp turned seven years old. It has been an amazing journey and in the coming months we're putting an even greater emphasis on security features and more ways to stay in touch with the people that you care about. 


The reason behind their decision today was as simple as this -

Whatsapp has made its entry in 2009. At that time, people's thoughts on using the mobile phones and the gadgets that people used were very different than the things that we use today. 70% of the phones were based on Blackberry and Nokia while the OS offered by Apple, Google and Windows were lesser than 25%. And thus it has planned not to support those devices in the near future.



WhatsApp is no more for BlackBerry, Windows 7.1, Symbian, Android 2.1 & 2.2


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They had made a clear statement that -
As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms :
  • BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10
  • Nokia S40
  • Nokia Symbian S60
  • Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
  • Windows Phone 7.1
WhatsApp further added that the above mentioned mobile OS don't offer the kind of capabilities the company needs to expand their app's features in the future. So, upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016, is the only way left to continue using WhatsApp

Switching to another platform might tough for people as whatsapp is no more for BlackBerry devices (BB10 included), Symbian 40, Symbian 60, Android 2.1 and 2.2 devices and Windows Phone 7.1, but we are be left with no other option.

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