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WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by ayoshyne(m): 6:09am On Jul 01, 2016
Look At What I Saw This Morning As I Opened My Whatsapp!


What's the essence of a phone without whatsapp application? I use whatsapp on my BlackBerry Z30 and opened my whatsapp application to reply messages and got this like a notice board message;



WhatsApp support for mobile devices

As announced in our blog, we will soon be ending support for certain devices. At the end of 2016, we will no longer support the following platforms:

BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10
Nokia S40
Nokia Symbian S60
Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
Windows Phone 7.1
iPhone 3GS/iOS 6

These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future. 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.
Once you have one of these devices, simply install WhatsApp and verify your phone number on the new device to continue using WhatsApp. Keep in mind that WhatsApp can only be activated with one phone number on one device at a time.

There is currently no option to transfer your chat history between platforms. However, we provide the option to send your chat history attached to an email. Learn how to export your chat history on:

Android | iPhone | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10
Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by Youngpo413: 6:16am On Jul 01, 2016
Good riddance.

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by Nobody: 6:16am On Jul 01, 2016
This is totaaaal BS
What will happen to my BB
I'm addicted to Bb, in fact I don't like android fones.

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by ayoshyne(m): 6:21am On Jul 01, 2016
Screen shots

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by Baroba(m): 7:03am On Jul 01, 2016
I still don't understand why WhatsApp wants to end BB10 support, There are still people out there using this platform.. BlackBerry only have themselves to blame, They made bbm exclusive and were a bit arrogant and proud of that till WhatsApp came on board.. This decision will probably kill off BlackBerry completely..

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by Dottore: 7:10am On Jul 01, 2016
Do people still use BB? Just asking cos I can't remember the last time I saw one. I'm sure it will soon be amongst GSM artefact

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by Hotdiamond(m): 7:20am On Jul 01, 2016
Dottore:
Do people still use BB? Just asking cos I can't remember the last time I saw one. I'm sure it will soon be amongst GSM artefact
It's BlackBerry 10 we are concerned about for now

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by potolistic(m): 7:35am On Jul 01, 2016
Who whatsapp epp?

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by 49cents(m): 7:45am On Jul 01, 2016
I will never leave blackberry for the world.....

But OP won't blackerry with an android OS run whatsapp?

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by Earth2Metahuman: 7:47am On Jul 01, 2016
They already stopped on bb5,6 and 7.

Most bb10 supports android apps so I don't think that should be a problem.

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by ayoshyne(m): 7:51am On Jul 01, 2016
49cents:
I will never leave blackberry for the world.....

But OP won't blackerry with an android OS run whatsapp?

In as much as we console ourselves that blackberry 10 runs like android, it can never be like an android with it still having blackberry application world platform unlike android OS phones with Google play application which has unlimited access to applications. Also blackberry application world is rigid on access to applications.

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by 49cents(m): 7:57am On Jul 01, 2016
ayoshyne:


In as much as we console ourselves that blackberry 10 runs like android, it can never be like an android with it still having blackberry application world platform unlike android OS phones with Google play application which has unlimited access to applications. Also blackberry application world is rigid on access to applications.

Thanks for the info. But I thought there is actually a blackberry with an Android OS

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by ayoshyne(m): 7:58am On Jul 01, 2016
Earth2Metahuman:
They already stopped on bb5,6 and 7.

Most bb10 supports android apps so I don't think that should be a problem.

I dunno why they decided to make this decision at this moment when almost everyone is falling in love with whatsapp. I guess they just want these phones phased away so people can start chasing to own high end phones like iphone 5 upwards and the likes of the recent Samsung phones..
I wonder what happens to blackberry passports, Porsche and other high end blackberrys people spend a lot of money in acquiring. Bad market..

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by ayoshyne(m): 8:03am On Jul 01, 2016
49cents:


Thanks for the info. But I thought there is actually a blackberry with an Android OS

Blackberry Z30 has got android OS 5.1 though, but still uses blackberry application world, would have been nicer with the Google play application platform.

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by Earth2Metahuman: 8:09am On Jul 01, 2016
ayoshyne:


I dunno why they decided to make this decision at this moment when almost everyone is falling in love with whatsapp. I guess they just want these phones phased away so people can start chasing to own high end phones like iphone 5 upwards and the likes of the recent Samsung phones..
I wonder what happens to blackberry passports, Porsche and other high end blackberrys people spend a lot of money in acquiring. Bad market..
I don't think so.

I think most of the new features that whatsapp is dishing out don't support this old operating systems.
Its like trying to all these new 3D games like GTAV or FIFA 15 which requires special and latest software to install on window 98, you know its not gonna work.

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by somehowpenis(m): 8:16am On Jul 01, 2016
This most certainly will tell on blackberry devices, i just hope blackberry learns quick and starts making both low end, mid end and high end android phones, they should first regain back the market place by making a highend android and selling it for a cheap or mid price...

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by 49cents(m): 8:18am On Jul 01, 2016
ayoshyne:


Blackberry Z30 has got android OS 5.1 though, but still uses blackberry application world, would have been nicer with the Google play application platform.

Am sure blackberry will have playstore before the end of this year as they don't want to loose out fans because of whatsapp

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by adeememman(m): 8:22am On Jul 01, 2016
Whatever
Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by ayoshyne(m): 8:29am On Jul 01, 2016
49cents:


Am sure blackberry will have playstore before the end of this year as they don't want to loose out fans because of whatsapp

Hopefully.
Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by martinz1: 8:34am On Jul 01, 2016
I trust xda guys, they will still port it back to those devices grin

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by cirmuell(m): 8:34am On Jul 01, 2016
why are you all screaming like it's only blackberry that will be affected?

Besides, it was stated clearly why these platforms won't be supported anymore.

These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future. If you use one of theseaffected 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.

Get an update or get a new device before the end of 2016 or stop using whatsapp all together...it's that simple.

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by Daraph(m): 8:42am On Jul 01, 2016
So my Blackberry Q5 can't do whatsapp anymore?

Woh-a-yhu-teli-mi

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by CzarRex: 8:53am On Jul 01, 2016
thank God i've thrown my bb away since march
Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by truthspeaks: 8:53am On Jul 01, 2016
ok
Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by Canme4u(m): 8:54am On Jul 01, 2016
Ok
Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by ALAYORMII: 8:54am On Jul 01, 2016
Enjoy it while it lasts
Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by gift01: 8:55am On Jul 01, 2016
What I need from Whatsapp for now is a darker mode for night view. Lets have the liberty to choose from the white background

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by Gkemz: 8:55am On Jul 01, 2016
What a shocking news. What this means is that those running on symbian s60 should discard their devices in the refuse dump and likewise devices running on lower versions of Android and bb10 if they must continue to use WhatsApp. Now i understand why my gf demanded an android phone.

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by giddykay: 8:55am On Jul 01, 2016
So if my fone no longer support whatsapp then I should go and get another fone because of whatsapp...,na thunder go fire them..

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Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by Anoruo(m): 8:56am On Jul 01, 2016
nice one
Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by pleased(m): 8:56am On Jul 01, 2016
This is hillarious
Re: WhatsApp Ending Support For BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Others by philip0906(m): 8:56am On Jul 01, 2016
It's not only whatsapp, Facebook and Facebook messenger will stop support for the blackberry Os

https://techcrunch.com/2016/03/22/facebook-nixes-blackberry/

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