The most popular messaging app in the world, WhatsApp has over a billion active users across platforms worldwide. It has introduced a host of new features last year, including the option to delete sent messages, a separate service for businesses, a new Status, live location sharing, among others in 2017 on Android, iOS, and other platforms.
Whatsapp Gave its Blackberry 10 Users additional 2 weeks before it end its usage, if you could remember whatsapp would have ended the support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 OS, and Windows Phone 8.0 (and older) operating systems, which was scheduled to ended 31st of December 2017.
Most of the Blackberry 10 OS users should be recieving messages on whatsapp now, we at caffinegeeks have not been able to confirm if windows phone 8.0 OS is still able to access whatsapp After the grace period, it will stop functioning on BlackBerry 10 as well.
The reason behind the move, WhatsaApp says, is the dwindling user base on the respective platforms as consumers are sticking to Android and iOS.
In a statement to CrackBerry, a website that follows developments around the BlackBerry platform, WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 will go on “deprecation” mode.
It will still continue to function for a short grace period, but some behaviours will change. Most importantly, you will no longer be able to re-register your account with the app. That means if you delete and reinstall it (or install it on a different phone), it will no longer allow you to verify your phone number and complete the setup process. After the grace period, which is approximately two weeks, the app will go into ‘expired’ mode.
At this point, it will stop functioning as a usable WhatsApp client, and thus will no longer connect to our servers. (Around this same time, our servers will stop allowing the client to connect as well.) However, once it is expired, the BlackBerry 10 client app may still allow you to access your existing message content on your phone. This behaviour should be similar to what was seen by everyone who forgot to update their app the last time our published expiration date had passed.
If you a blackberry 10 and window phone 8.0 users and whatsapp still works, make a comment below.