Again, WhatsApp Extends Deadline For BlackBerry Devices

In what would be a relieve for Blackberry users across the world, WhatsApp has extended support for some select devices till end of December 2017.

The Facebook-owned company announced the extension in an updated blog post.

According to the blog post, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 can be used until December 31st 2017 and Nokia S40 until December 31st 2018.

Meanwhile, Windows Phone version 8.0 and older will stop working on December 31st 2017. Also, Android versions 2.3.7 and older will conk out February 1st 2020.

However, some features might no longer work on these platforms.

This is the second time WhatsApp has pushed the end-of-life for its service on a few devices including the Blackberry 10.

The company had previously announced that older versions of Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Nokia devices would no longer be supported by the chat app.

The technology company advised users running WhatsApp on one of these devices to update their smartphone before the end of 2016.

As 2016 came to close, WhatsApp confirmed the chat app would no longer run on the iPhone 3GS, Windows Phone 7 devices, and phones running Android 2.1 or Android 2.2.

More than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere.

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