WhatsApp has announced that it will terminate support for Blackberry, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1, Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7.1 by the end of this year. The most used messaging app in the world announced this news officially through a blog post stating that” We want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms, the vast majority of people opt to use. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending the support of WhatsApp messenger on the following mobile platforms: Blackberry, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1″.
You can also check out their official post here from Whatsapp (Click here)
Also the WhatsApp asked their users mentioned above with the platforms listed by them to upgrade to any of the newer smartphone’s which support their messaging application. The above mentioned mobile platforms can use WhatsApp untill the last month of 2016 as per their official reports. The reason why WhatsApp have taken this step is that, they are looking to focus and target on the mobile platforms with large number of people and provide a good quality of messaging application to them with updates in future. Also they are targeting on Android platform as their main focus, as Google have also officially announced that 1.4 billion active mobile users are on Android.
It is also one of the best step they have taken, as most of the users have started shifting from the older versions of Mobile platforms to Android and iOS, where as the number of Windows Phone users in the world are very less when compared with the Android and iOS. Anyways the WhatsApp would be actively providing their application in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 mobile devices.