WhatsApp is ending support for BlackBerry
The world of smartphones looks very different to the one WhatsApp was born in seven years ago. Today BlackBerry has approximately 1% of the market, but in 2009 it was a world-leading smartphone vendor.
It made sense over the years for WhatsApp to support all the main mobile platforms in its efforts to be accessible to everyone. Now the Facebook FB -0.12%-owned company has decided that platform ubiquity is not worth the limitations that can bring to developing new features.