WhatsApp extends support for BlackBerry, Nokia until July 2017

Encrypted messaging app WhatsApp first announced its big move on the last day of February. We now know that the move will not fully take place before the last of the year as originally promised.

The Facebook-owned company has updated its original post that announced the end of WhatsApp support on several older mobile software platforms.

But if you have a Nokia S40, a Symbian S60 or a BlackBerry OS (including BB10) device, fret a little less — WhatsApp announced it will continue support for your device through June 30, 2017.

Those of you who have smartphones running any version of Android earlier than 2.3 Gingerbread will still be locked out at the end of the year — and even then, good luck firing up the Google Play Store. Windows Phone 7 and iOS 6 users will also find the same to happen to you. The company is advising that you upgrade your phone.

With over a billion users, WhatsApp is turning the page on millions of them — beginning in just days.

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Jules Wang
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