BlackBerry owners furious and irritated with WhatsApp’s decision to stop supporting the operating system have launched an online petition to fight against the messaging giant. Last week, WhatsApp announced plans to end support for the BlackBerry OS later this year.
Whatsapp is the biggest messaging platform of the world. This platform has gained a lot of popularity in recent times and millions of users utilize this platform for different purposes. This Facebook owned platform has recently announced that they are going to withdraw support from BlackBerry and Nokia by the end of this year. Some of the platforms through which Whatsapp is withdrawing support are BlackBerry 10, Nokia Symbian S60, Windows 7.1, and Android 2.1 as well as Android 2.2. Giving reasons, WhatsApp said these operating systems don’t offer the kind of capabilities needed to expand its Features
“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,” the messaging giant said.
The messaging network suggested that users upgrade to a newer Android, iPhone or Windows Phone to keep using the service.
WhatsApp hitting a big milestone
Just weeks after the company was celebrating the 1 billion user mark, the news of WhatsApp canning BlackBerry came. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is very happy with the milestone, noting that the WhatsApp community has more than doubled since joining Facebook. Also since joining Facebook, the messaging app has added new features like calling to connect more people and dropped the subscription fee.
“There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people. This milestone is an important step towards connecting the entire world,” Zuckerberg concluded.
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