WhatsApp will finally stop in a few days with BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 and older.
WhatsApp CEOJan Koum confirmed this after questions from Whatsappen.nl.
In June the end date of these operating systems was extended by half a year. That’s not happening this time according to Jan Koum.
For BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 users this means that they can no longer use WhatsApp in the new year. BlackBerry devices that run on Android (BlackBerry Priv and DTEK50) will still be supported.
Windows Phone 8.0 and older
Also users of Windows Phone 8.0 and older can no longer use WhatsApp in the new year. Since November 1, 2017 it was already not possible anymore to create a WhatsApp account on a Windows Phone 8.0 or move an existing WhatsApp account to a Windows Phone 8.0.
To continue using WhatsApp you must update your device to Windows Phone 8.1. For instructions on doing this, you can visit the Microsoft Support page.
Android, iPhone and Nokia S40
For users of Android, iPhone and Nokia S40 nothing will change this weekend.