News Flash! WhatsApp Postpones Break-Up With Blackberry Users – See New Date

WhatsApp will no longer be available on Blackberry devices from  June 30, 2017.

Although this serves as a setback for the struggling Blackberry, it could have been worse — if WhatsApp had chosen to end its service by the end of 2016 as earlier announced.

The company updated its support page with a statement indicating that Blackberry users have 7 months to enjoy WhatsApp.

“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, and Nokia Symbian S60.”

WhatsApp also confirmed that the service will be halted on Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 as well as Windows Phone 7 at the beginning of 2017.

The messaging app will no longer be supported on old operating systems including devices running iOS 6 and the iPhone 3GS phone.

“These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future,” the statement said.

“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.”

WhatsApp noted that there is currently no option to transfer chat history between platforms although, upon request, the company can provide chat history attached to an email.

Shortly after WhatsApp’s announcement to end support for BlackBerry, the Canadian company expressed its disappointment with WhatsApp’s decision to abandon its platform.a18

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  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Aaaaah , already sold my BB far back because of this. I love BB phones..

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    That is for BB users, is a good news though

  • chika bibian

    Good news for BB users

  • Aite….seen…i just feel for bb users

  • I just dey laugh

    Lol I can see most of our people here are BB Users

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    L hmmmm, make I still rock ds my own til june

    • Ga’an sell it

      • Mezzy Gilbert

        For were

  • vivian Ify

    thankGod for the extra 7months

    • Kenny D Osonwa

      Enjoy your BB while the offer last.

  • Olovo Obinna

    Na this ogeni facebook owner the cause this wahala….i hope BlackBerry owners can strike a Deal with him with certain amount paid to him to resolve this issue….

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      That is what he is waiting for, I knew BB will definitely strike some deal with him

  • Olovo Obinna

    Interesting…..people don panic the sell their BB10 @cheaper price oh

  • badmos

    Ha shoki shoki shoki ha!

  • WillieBravo

    That’s some relief. I was already thinking about getting an android phone this December. Can’t do without my whatsapp menn.

  • emekachilaka

    good news for blackberry users