WhatsApp announced last year that it will stop supporting some mobile platforms that don’t offer the kind of capabilities the company needs to expand the app’s features like Video Calling, Live Location. The first to go away are BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 mobile platforms, so if you use a smartphone powered by either of the two operating systems, you’ll want to know WhatsApp will end support for them on December 31.
We don’t even know why the messenger decided to end its support on Blackberry 10 which was released on January 30, 2013, the smartphone has all trending specs in the market. The Canada/Mexico smartphone giant this year (2017) made loses its market share was at 1%, smallest this year as reported by statista.com. Although in the first announcement WhatsApp said the application will stop working on mobile platforms that are no longer supported, a more recent update suggests users will not be able to create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts. The good news is you’ll be able to continue to use WhatsApp even after December 31.
Since WhatsApp will no longer actively develop for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, some features may stop working at any time. In a report, WhatsApp confirmed it will end support for Windows Phone 8.0 on the same day, December 31, 2017. Moreover, two other platforms, Nokia S40 and Android 2.3.7 and older will no longer be supported starting December 31, 2018, and February 1, 2020, respectively.
What this generally means is that you won’t get Whatsapp on these phone’s Operating Systems but we would want to believe that for Blackberry 10 OS you can use Whatsapp for android .apk (software that runs on the Android operating system) on your phone but some features won’t be available like uploading a pictures on your status, send pictures and videos but other features will be working just fine.