The command of the popular instant messenger WhatsApp confirmed the rapid end of support for the operating systems BlackBerry and Windows Phone.
This is reported in the FAQ section of the WhatsApp website.
So, after December 31, 2017, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, as well as Windows Phone 8.0 and earlier versions of the OS, stop supporting.
Users will not be able to create a new account or verify existing accounts.
Also, developers emphasize that there are some features on these platforms that can stop working at any time.
Users of smartphones with these operating systems are recommended to update the software or use Android 4.0+, iPhone with iOS 7+ or Windows Phone 8.1+.
WhatsApp has already stopped supporting Android version older than 2.3.3, Windows Phone 7, iPhone 3GS and iOS 6, and Nokia Symbian S60.
December 31, 2018 will cease to be supported by Nokia S40, and Android with version 2.3.7 and older will last until February 1, 2020.