Popular cross-platform messaging service Line, which boasts more than 220 million users across the globe, today made an important announcement concerning those who access its service on BlackBerry handsets and other legacy platforms. The company confirmed that Line BlackBerry support is officially going to end later this year. The Line app for BlackBerry will be discontinued in July this year and will no longer be possible to create new accounts on these platforms soon.
Line confirmed via a post on its official blog today that it’s going to end support for BlackBerry, Firefox OS, and Nokia Asha on July 3rd, 2017. Moreover, it’s going to stop supporting downloads through the Windows 8 App Store.
It also points out that users will not be able to create new accounts on the aforementioned platforms starting April 27th.
Those who want to continue using Line without losing all of the conversations and chats they have on these platforms, they are advised to transfer their Line account to iOS, Android or another supported platform before July 3rd.
It makes perfect sense for Line to decide that it’s no longer going to support these platforms. They have long lost the positions that they once held in the mobile market and even the companies behind these platforms see no particular need to continue supporting time.
It was actually only a matter of time before Line did that and now it has.