If you’re planning to send a New Year greeting to family and friends via WhatsApp this coming weekend you’ll want to listen up. From the 31st December the messaging app will stop working on a number of mobile devices.
To improve the service offered WhatsApp have been phasing out operating systems that are not widely used.
‘As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use,’ the company said in a blog post.
‘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 post continued.
A number of platforms became incompatible with WhatsApp at the end of the 2016 and the same is happening again now we reach the end of 2017.
The operating systems which will stop supporting WhatsApp include any BlackBerry device running BlackBerry OS or BlackBerry 10 and any phone using Microsoft's Windows 8.0 or older.
Started in 2009, WhatsApp has become the has become the most popular messaging platform in the world with a billion users across the globe.