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WhatsApp to ditch BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows 7.1 devices

WhatsApp will no longer support BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Phone 7.1 devices by the end of 2016

tech Updated: Feb 29, 2016 12:40 IST
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WhatsApp will no longer support BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Phone 7.1 devices by the end of 2016
WhatsApp will no longer support BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Phone 7.1 devices by the end of 2016(WhatsApp)

Facebook owned messaging service WhatsApp has announced that its services would be discontinued on BlackBerry and Nokia devices by 2016.

WhatsApp’s announcement also includes Nokia’s low-end S40 and S60 Symbian platforms, as well as the older Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1 operating systems, the Verge reported.

Based in Mountain View, California, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook on February 19, 2014, for approximately USD 19.3 billion.

As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of up to one billion making it the most globally popular messaging application.