Relief As WhatsApp Extends Blackberry Shutdown Till June 2017

In what could be described as relieving to Blackberry users, world’s largest messaging platform, WhatsApp has extended their support for Blackberry OS to June 2017.

The Facebook owned company earlier in the year made a shocking announcement that they would end support for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 handsets by the end of 2016.

“Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use WhatsApp after 31/12/2016 because WhatsApp will no longer support your phone,” the company said.

However, as contained in an update in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of WhatsApp, the company has now extended the date to the middle of next year.

The statement reads: “As announced in our blog, we will soon be ending support for certain devices. On June 30, 2017, we will no longer support the following platforms: BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 Nokia S40 Nokia Symbian S60.

“The following platforms will no longer be supported at the beginning of 2017: Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 Windows Phone 7 iPhone 3GS/iOS 6.

“These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android running OS 2.3+, a Windows Phone 8+, or an iPhone running iOS 7+ before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.”

The report now gives more time to the millions of people who have been trying to discard their blackberry devices for compatible ones.

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