The global messaging service WhatsApp will end its overall support before the current years over to BlackBerry telephones and those strength by Nokia’s Symbian working framework. The Facebook-claimed organization has over a billion clients all inclusive. A noteworthy piece of these clients are from developing markets like India.
“When we started WhatsApp in 2009, individuals’ utilization of cell phones looked altogether different from today. The Apple App Store was only a few months old. About 70 for every penny of cell phones sold at the time had working frameworks offered by BlackBerry and Nokia,” WhatsApp said in a blogpost.
It further said versatile working frameworks offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft, which represent 99.5 for each penny of offers today, were under 25 for every penny of cell phones sold at the time.
“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we need to center our endeavors on the versatile stages most by far of individuals use. Along these lines, before the end of 2016, we will be consummation support for WhatsApp Messenger on BlackBerry (counting BlackBerry 10), Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1,” it said.
The organization said this is an “intense choice” however the “right one” to give individuals better approaches to stay in contact. In February 2014, WhatsApp was procured by person to person communication monster Facebook, its greatest buyout till date, for an incredible USD 19 billion. WhatsApp was acquired by social networking giant Facebook, its biggest buyout till date, for a whopping USD 19 billion.
The platform witnesses 42 billion messages, 1.6 billion photos and 250 million videos being shared everyday. Also, there are one billion groups on WhatsApp. Earlier, WhatsApp had said its service has seen a strong uptake, specially across developing nations such as Brazil, India and Russia. WhatsApp competes with messaging apps like LINE, Viber and Hike in India.