WhatsApp has already announced that they will be ending support for several older mobile operating systems, which includes the BlackBerry 10 OS. However, the mobile company has just recently given word about the move. The Canadian smartphone maker, who is also known for having their very own operating system, states that they are now seeking alternatives for users of the phone once the support for the popular messaging app will be discontinued on late this year.
WhatsApp Messenger Users for BlackBerry Looking for Alternatives
Blackberry also stated that the move would not affect the Android-based BlackBerry Priv after this year. The Canadian smartphone manufacturer suggested that their users of their older operating systems should check out the company’s own cross-platform messenger, the BBM.
The company tweeted recently about the alternative messaging platform stating “For the most secure messaging platform, consumers can use BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) on BlackBerry OS or BlackBerry 10 and securely communicate and share images and videos with others around the world – even with users on iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile devices.”
Said tweet continues further as they state “@WhatsApp continues on #PRIV. And have you checked out the secure, cross-platform @BBM lately?” BBM has been known to be the company’s home-grown messaging application for the users of their smartphones. It has brought several user-friendly applications to keep their user’s information private, along with their chats.
Last September, the company rolled out screenshot notification for the messaging app along with private chat. Furthermore, they have also added the option to delete the messages but only to your device only last December.
Just this January, BBM introduced the ability to control notification previews for their Android platform. The Canadian tech company says they are also looking out to roll-out more features within the coming months but only for their Android-based OS. BBM has been known to be so secure that there are also other features, such as High-priority messages, for government and other regulated industries. There are also other functionalities such as Teach chats, Restricted copy and paste, and Delivered and red notifications among others.
BlackBerry also stated that they are continuing to add all the features their users love in the 1:1 chat and group chat platform within the Android and iOS operating systems with regards to their messaging app. A couple of the soon-to-be-added features are message retraction and editing. There are also several payment options in the works for BBM aside from those that were already added last year.