There is some bad news for WhatsApp users as the company isending support forBlackBerry,Nokia S40,Nokia Symbian S60,Android 2.2 andWindows Phone 7.1.

WhatsApp is now considered to be the most demanded instant messengers in this modern world. With its highly advanced features, it has captured the minds and hearts of smartphone users all around the world.

The application which was launched in 2009 has undergone various changes in the course of time, and now as per latest updates, the company is planning to retire from some of the supported platforms.

As the smartphone market is getting more and more dominated by Android and iOS devices, WhatsApp has decided to kill its support for Blackberry 10 and Nokia platforms. The new change is expected to happen by the end of 2016.

The company through a blog post confirmed this news, and they made it clear that it was undoubtedly a tough decision to make this call.

The blog post says that the company is now trying to streamline its support.

Nokia S 40, Nokia Symbian S 60, Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and Windows 7.1 are the platforms which will be left by WhatsApp by the end of this year.

The Facebook-owned company requested all their users in Blackberry 10 and Nokia 40 or Nokia Symbian 60 platforms to upgrade their versions before the end of this year to continue their services.

WhatsApp is yet to reveal whether it will remove the respective apps from Playstore or will no longer offer future updates for these platforms.

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WhatsApp, through the statement, told that all these phones have played a crucial role in determining the growth of the messenger, but unfortunately, these platforms are not robust enough to expand our features for apps in the future.

It should be noted that WhatsApp turned seven years old last week, and now, one among seven people on this globe are using this messenger to share love with their dear ones.

WhatsApp has close to one billion users making it the most globally popular messenger service.

WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in February 2014, for around US$19.3 billion

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