As you might have heard, about a week ago WhatsApp reminded some of its legacy BlackBerry and Nokia users that support for the app would be ending on the 30th of June. Now we can only imagine that the number of users on these older platforms probably can’t be that much, which is why WhatsApp is choosing to focus their efforts on newer devices.
However the good news is that if for some reason you are still holding onto a BlackBerry 10 or BBOS device, or a device that runs the Nokia S40 platform, you might be interested to learn that it appears that WhatsApp has extended support for both platforms to December 2017 and December 2018 respectively. This is according to Dutch website WhatsAppen (via Gadgets 360) and @WABetaInfo who noticed these changes in an update to the app.
Nokia S40 – 2018/31/12: will WhatsApp stop to work on BlackBerry and Nokia in this new date? (The old was “2017/31/12”). pic.twitter.com/rAXb0lxJj4
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) June 18, 2017
However it is possible that the Nokia S40 platform support extension to December 2018 could be a typo, since we’re not sure if there is any reason why that particular platform would warrant an extra year over BlackBerry 10 or BBOS 7+ devices, but either way it seems that these users have at least until end of the year to keep using the app on their handsets.
There was no mention of the Nokia Symbian S60 platform so presumably that will go ahead as scheduled and support for that will end on the 30th of June.