Support for WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8 is ending on December 31

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However, over the years the app has become more than just a messenger and now WhatsApp will not be working on older devices from Blackberry and Windows platforms.

According to an announcement, WhatsApp will not be working on devices with Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10 and Windows 8 or older.

The company said on the news of ending support for few devices that these platforms don't allow the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features. WhatsApp recently rolled out several new features, like delete messages, picture-in-picture feature, etc. for both platforms.

It comes after WhatsApp had in January 2017 granted a temporary stay of execution for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and 2.2, Windows Phone 7 and the iPhone 3GS and iOS 6 smartphones.

WhatsApp is removing itself from old and unpopular platforms to focus on the duopoly of Apple and Android.

They plan to phase them out in favour of steering resources into the more popular Android and iOS versions of the app. If you're a BlackBerry user who prefers the messaging app over BBM (who doesn't?), you can always grab a newer device that runs on Android. "Keep in mind that WhatsApp can only be activated with one phone number on one device at a time".

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A year ago in December, WhatsApp extended its support for the BlackBerry operating system as well as the Nokia S40.

There is now no option to transfer your chat history between platforms.

The phones which will stop functioning for WhatsApp include certain models of BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows and Nokia.

'However, we provide the option to send your chat history attached to an email'.

Windows phone users will have no problem with the app as long as they have the newer operating systems. BlackBerry OS has been around for over two decades now, running on devices like BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Curve, and was succeeded by BlackBerry 10 in 2013.