Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently confirmed that it’s going to ditch support for two mobile platforms that have more or less faded into oblivion. WhatsApp has announced that it will end support for BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 on December 31st, 2017. The popular cross-platform messaging service has also decided to axe support for Nokia S40-powered devices next year.


WhatsApp had first announced earlier this year that it would end support for BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 in mid-2017. The company then had a change of heart and announced that it would support the two platforms through the end of this year.

It’s not going to give any more extensions now. WhatsApp confirmed that it will no longer support BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 handsets after December 31st. The other platforms that are no longer supported by WhatsApp include Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1, and Android 2.2.

WhatsApp has also confirmed that it’s going to pull support for the Nokia S40 platform but it’s not going to do that immediately. Those who own a handset powered by this platform have one year to go before they will be required to change their device if they want to continue using WhatsApp.

The Nokia S40 platform will be supported by WhatsApp through December 31st, 2018. The company does caution that since it doesn’t actively develop for this platform anymore, some features may stop functioning without warning.

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