WhatsApp will still work on your device after December 31st, 2016.
The Facebook-owned messaging application, WhatsApp has made public confirmation that it will be extending its support for Blackberry, S40 and S60 devices till 2017.
In plain text, the company wrote on its support page
We will soon be ending support for certain devices. On June 30, 2017, we will no longer support the following platforms: BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, and Nokia Symbian S60.
Sadly, Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7 users will be kicked out at the beginning of 2017.
It has been made clear on WhatsApp FAQ page that the below-listed platforms will no longer be supported at the beginning of 2017.
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7
- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
According to WhatsApp blog,
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.
Currently, there is no option to transfer chat history between platforms but on request, the company can provide chat history attached to an email.
To the number of you who are still contemplating whether to change your BlackBerry 10 to an android device? Waste no more time because there is just about 180 days for this grace to be taken.