Whatsapp to stop support for Blackberry, Android and Nokia platforms

New Delhi: Days after Whatsapp celebrated its seven anniversary, the popular social messaging app announced that it would end the support for Blackberry and Nokia platforms by the end of this year.

“It has been an amazing journey and in the coming months we're putting an even greater emphasis on security features and more ways to stay in touch with the people that you care about,” Whatsapp wrote on its blog.

“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms: BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, and Windows Phone 7.1,” it added.

While noting that these devices don't offer the kind of capabilities that it needs to expand its features in future, Whatsapp recommeded its users upgrade to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using its services. News24 Bureau