In summer, WhatsApp developers moved the end of the support for BlackBerry operating systems (including BB10) by the end of the year, and now the life cycle of the messenger has come to an end. Since December 31, users of the old "blackberry" will not be able to create new or verify existing accounts. This also applies to owners of devices running Windows Phone 8.0.
And now what?
BlackBerry fans can upgrade to a new model of the Canadian brand with Android on board. With mobile Windows all is more difficult - the operating system was abandoned by almost all manufacturers, and Microsoft itself is not going to develop it. However, the service is still running on Windows Phone 8.1 and newer versions of the platform. After the termination of the development of the client for the old OS, some functions may "fall off" at any time, although this does not mean that users of BlackBerry OS and WP8.0 will not be able to send messages from January 1, 2018.
WhatsApp has already turned down support for Windows Phone 7, iPhone 3GS and iOS 6, Nokia Symbian S60, and Android versions 2.3.3 and older. At the end of 2018, the team will stop supporting the Nokia S40 platform, and in 2020, Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread will be retired.
Read in Russian: WhatsApp прекратит поддержку BlackBerry OS и Windows Phone 8 с 31 декабря