As of New Year’s Eve, Whatsapp has announced that the messaging app will stop running on certain devices that have old operating systems, such as Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10 and Windows 8.
“This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.”
While these systems are old and the majority of people tend to update their phones more regularly, a lot of people will surely be affected considering the fact that WhatsApp has over a billion users located in different areas throughout the world, maybe in places where it’s not that easy to get new phones. Or maybe someone is still a big Blackberry fan and hasn’t heard the news that the company is trying to focus on security software. Maybe they don’t want to let go of that old relic, for some strange reason.
WhatsApp says it’s making this decision as a way of improving their security and encryption methods, providing a safer and better experience for all of their users. New Blackberry users with up to date devices need not to worry, at least, not for their software, since the new phones all run on android. If you’re phone is super old, you might want to consider updating its software. Or finding a new messaging app that suits your needs.