With the New Year just around the corner, WhatsApp is reminding users that the messenger service will soon stop working on certain smartphones and mobile platforms in 2018. In an update to a blog post first published in February 2016, the company said WhatsApp will end support for handsets running Windows 8.0 or older versions of the operating system, BlackBerry OS or BlackBerry 10 from 1 January 2018.
Although the end of support does not mean the Facebook-owned app will cease to function on these platforms immediately. However, the company warned that since it will no longer “actively develop for these platforms”, some features may stop functioning “at any time”. Read more