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After WhatsApp, Facebook Hits Unfriend Button To End BlackBerry OS Support

After WhatsApp, Facebook Hits Unfriend Button To End BlackBerry OS Support
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If you are a BlackBerry user who has been using Facebook app on the phone to stay connected with friends and family, here's a bad news for you. After WhatsApp, it's social networking site Facebook which has dropped support to BlackBerry's latest operating system 'BlackBerry 10'.
In February 2016, Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced that it will withdraw its support by the end of this year to BlackBerry phones and those powered by Nokia's Symbian operating system.

According to the official blog of WhatsApp, mobile operating system like BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1, and Android 2.2 "don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future."

Only BlackBerry models that run Android OS, which includes BlackBerry Priv, will continue to be able to run the Android version of Facebook's apps.

"We are extremely disappointed in their decision as we know so many users love these apps. We fought back to work with WhatsApp and Facebook to change their minds, but at this time, their decision stands (but let them know how you feel on social media, using the hashtag #ILoveBB10Apps). Despite this, we have worked hard to ensure our end users have the best experience in light of this decision, and are continuing to search for alternate solutions," a spokesperson for BlackBerry wrote on the official BlackBerry blog.
(Image: CrackBerry.com)

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