Back in February last year, WhatsApp announced that it will stop supporting versions of BlackBerry OS – including BlackBerry 10 – by the end of 2016. That, however didn’t happen, and the date was pushed back to June 30, 2017.
Now, the Facebook-owned service has confirmed that the support has been extended yet againWhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 (and BlackBerry OS7+) would be extended until the end of 2017, but with no official report or update coming out stating so, it made the news a tad bit sketchy. However, now a new update rolling out of WhatsAppp for BlackBerry 10 does confirm the news officially as the change log notes ‘changed client end-of-life date to December 31, 2017‘.
No doubt, this update will make those remaining on BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS7+ and using WhatsApp happy.
Additionally, S40 users have also been given more time and have had their end date extended as well however, will stop working on Nokia S60 devices after June 30 2017. In any case, it’s great to see WhatsApp decide to keep the BlackBerry 10 version going and if you’re a BlackBerry 10 WhatsApp user, be sure to get the latest version downloaded so that it doesn’t stop working come June 30th.
This is the only operating system that will stop by June 30, 2017.
We have listed everything below.
Windows Phone 8+
Supported until December 31, 2018:
Supported until 31 December 2017:
BlackBerry OS 7+
NB The BlackBerry Priv and DTEK50 have supported Android versions.
Supported until 30 June 2017:
Older Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices were previously disabled.