WhatsApp is flourishing and reworking a strategy, and some handling systems will no longer be partial of a journey.
By a finish of a year, WhatsApp will embankment support for BlackBerry (including BB10 OS), Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and 2.2, and Windows Phone 7.1. Newer versions of Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile will still suffer WhatsApp support, nonetheless Android and iOS order a mobile market.
“While these mobile inclination have been an critical partial of a story, they don’t offer a kind of capabilities we need to enhance a app’s facilities in a future,” WhatsApp explains in a announcement.
The news comes after WhatsApp distinguished a seventh anniversary, and a association took advantage of a arise to demeanour behind on what it has achieved and consider about what it skeleton to do next.
WhatsApp recalls that when it started out behind in 2009, a approach people used their mobile inclination embellished a totally opposite stage compared to what it is now. Roughly 70 percent of all smartphones sole afterwards were from BlackBerry and Nokia, with their particular mobile handling systems.
Today, Google’s, Apple’s and Microsoft’s mobile handling complement comment for 99.5 percent of sales, though behind in 2009 they usually hold a scanty 25 percent. With these good changes in mind, it creates clarity for WhatsApp to wish to let go of a past and concentration on a benefaction and future.
“As we demeanour forward to a subsequent 7 years, we wish to concentration a efforts on a mobile platforms a immeasurable infancy of people use,” adds a company.
WhatsApp recently surpassed 1 billion monthly active users (MAUs) and continues to be on a rise, and a latest preference to drop annual subscription fees is approaching to attract even some-more users.
At a same time, a news that some handling systems will no longer be upheld competence be unsatisfactory to some users, generally those in building markets where Nokia’s comparison OS still binds some marketplace share.
As for BlackBerry, a finish of WhatsApp support competence be some-more startling though still understandable. Considering that BlackBerry itself is putting a possess OS on a sidelines to concentration on Android, we can’t unequivocally censure WhatsApp for doing a same.
In conclusion, WhatsApp users with inclination using on one of a aforementioned handling systems competence wish to ascent to an iPhone, a complicated Android smartphone or a Windows Phone 8.1 / Windows 10 Mobile device by a finish of a year.