By the end of 2016, support for WhatsApp Messenger on a number of mobile platforms will be discontinued, the company has announced in a recent blog entry. Most notable of these mobile platforms is BlackBerry, including the latest BlackBerry 10, Nokia Symbian S60 and Windows Phone 7.1. The company says that it has made this decision because it wants to focus its efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use.
We will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms:
- BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7.1
While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone has today been updated to version 2.12.14, with an updated design for browsing photos and videos, as well as support for Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive, allowing users to share photos or videos from these apps installed on their devices. Simply open “Photo/Video Library” and tap “Choose from another app…” and select the photos or videos you want to share through WhatsApp.
Today’s update also adds the ability to pick from a variety of solid colors for chat background as well as zoom in on videos while playing. You can grab the free update at the following link:
Download WhatsApp for iPhone [Direct Link]