Whatsapp To Stop Operating On Some Smartphones From January 1st

Starting from the frist of January, Whatsapp will cease to work on some specific smartphones due to the fact that they do not offer the kind of capabilities needed for other features.

Although the phones will still be able to use the app, the upgrade would be unavailable. This means is that phone users won’t be able to update to newer versions or enjoy new features of the software.

The affected smartphones include Blackberry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 or any smartphone running Blackberry OS

In a blog post, WhatsApp wrote: “While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.

“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.

“If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone.”