But it appears that BlackBerry 10 consumers have received a slight reprieve, together with WhatsApp saying they’ll find a ‘grace period’. It’s unclear if users Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS have received an identical reprieve, and we have reached out for confirmation. The reason behind the movement, WhatsaApp states, is that the dwindling user base on the various platforms as consumers are sticking to Android and iOS.
In a statement to CrackBerry, a website which follows improvements across the BlackBerry platform, WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 will go on “deprecation” mode.
It will nonetheless continue to work for a brief grace period, but some behaviours will change. Most importantly, you may no longer be able to re-register your account with the program. That means if you delete and reinstall it (or install it onto another phone), it will no more allow you to confirm your phone number and finish the installation process. After the grace period, which will be approximately two weeks, the program 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 exact same period, our servers will quit allowing the client to connect also.) However, once it’s expired, the BlackBerry 10 customer program may still let you access your existing message content onto your phone. This behaviour should be similar to that which was seen by everybody who forgot to update their program the last time our published expiration date had passed.
On its site, WhatsApp had formerly written, “These programs don’t give the kind of capabilities we need to enlarge our program’s features in the future.
It was first declared in that WhatsApp service for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 will finish in 2016. This was later extended to December 31, 2017. Support for Nokia Symbian S60 platform finished on June 30, 2017. WhatsApp would also end service for Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018 and Android variations 2.3.7 and elderly after February 1, 2020.
“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to concentrate our efforts on the cellular platforms the huge majority of people use,” the company said.
The hottest messaging program in the world, WhatsApp has more than a billion active users across platforms worldwide. It has introduced a plethora of new features last year, including the choice to delete sent messages, a separate support for businesses, a new Status, live location sharing, amongst others in 2017 on Android, iOS, and other programs.