The Facebook-owned messaging service ‘WhatsApp‘ has celberated its seventh anniversary with its 1 billion active users this week, but the team waited until Friday night to out some less possitive news reagrding its app on BlackBerry and Nokia operating systems. WhatsApp will soon be discontinued on both the BB 10 and Symbian platforms by next year.
With an Android-powered Priv slider phone, BlackBerry itself eschewed the OS as its latest flagship, and on its own OS that last shipped on a new phone was happened less than an year and a half ago. Now, it seems that major developers such as Facebook-owned WhatsApp are also abondaning it as well.
Not only the BlackBerry, WhatsApp’s announcement also includes Nokia’s cheaper variants of S40 and S60 Symbian-platforms, as well as Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1 running mobiles also include in the discontinuation. WhatsApp suggests “upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone” if you want to keep on using the service” – if not, you will definitely need to find another messaging service by the end of the year, when the app will be officially discontinued on the older Nokia S40/S60 and BlackBerry’s platforms.