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Apps | 1080 Comments WhatsApp to end support for all BlackBerry versions by end of 2016 WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform messaging service, has decided to cut support for a number of those platforms. That includes all versions of BlackBerry OS, including BlackBerry 10, by the end of 2016. WhatsApp will also end support for Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1, Android 2....

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Aug 25, 2016 WhatsApp will start sharing your phone number with Facebook, but you can opt out
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WhatsApp has announced that it will start sharing your phone number with Facebook. The messaging service has updated its privacy policy to indicate the changes as well as other additions to the platform, such as WhatsApp Web, desktop clients, end-to-end encryption, and voice call service. Continue Reading →
Jul 09, 2016 WAA Fixer addresses media sending problems on WhatsApp for Android
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With WhatsApp discontinuing their support for all versions of BlackBerry OS, including BlackBerry 10, by the end of 2016, many have tried running the Android version of the app on BlackBerry 10 only to find it has some issues as well. A new app, called WAA Fixer from CellNinja aims to help correct those issues and make the Android version of WhatsApp work better on BlackBerry 10. Continue Reading →
Jun 01, 2016 WhatsApp pushes their latest BlackBerry 10 update from beta to official
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Back around the middle of April, WhatsApp rolled out a new beta for BlackBerry 10 that included several improvements and now, after a bit of beta testing, they have pushed that release to BlackBerry World making it available for everyone. Continue Reading →
May 10, 2016 WhatsApp introduces their new desktop app for Windows and Mac
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Following the release of leaked documents showing a WhatsApp desktop client being in the works, WhatsApp has now officially introduced the offering for Windows and Mac via their company blog. Continue Reading →
May 03, 2016 WhatsApp hit with 72-hour ban in Brazil [Update: suspension lifted]
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A Brazilian judge has ordered that WhatsApp be blocked in the country for a 72-hour period. Continue Reading →
Apr 12, 2016 WhatsApp offers up a new beta release for BlackBerry 10
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If you're still riding it out with WhatsApp until the end of 2016, you might as well get yourself on the latest version possible. A new beta build has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and while the changes are certainly not huge, they might be of interest to you. Continue Reading →
Apr 05, 2016 WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption for its 1 billion users
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WhatsApp has flipped the switched on end-to-end encryption for every method of communication in the app, for all 1 billion people using the service. Continue Reading →
Feb 27, 2016 WhatsApp to end support for all BlackBerry versions by end of 2016
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The WhatsApp messaging service has announced it will end support for all versions of the BlackBerry OS, including BlackBerry 10, by the end of 2016. Continue Reading →
Feb 09, 2016 WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 updated to improve connection issues and web client features
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A new WhatsApp update for BlackBerry 10 has now arrived. This update noted as v2.12.340.2, has quite a few changes listed in the changelog, including improvements to the WhatsApp web client features, contact info screens and more. Continue Reading →
Jan 18, 2016 WhatsApp gets rid of annual subscription fee
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WhatsApp has announced that it will axe its $1 annual subscription fee starting today. The Facebook-owned messaging service is nearing a billion users, and will start exploring alternate business models that will see the platform acting as a facilitator between businesses and customers:. Continue Reading →
Dec 17, 2015 WhatsApp will be blocked by courts in Brazil for 48 hours [Update: suspension lifted]
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A Brazilian court has issued a block on the massively-popular messenger service WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook. This temporary block will remain in place 48 hours starting this evening. Continue Reading →
Nov 12, 2015 WhatsApp beta for BlackBerry 10 updated with improved emoji support and media transfer
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Although the [BlackBerry Beta Zone](http://crackberry.com/blackberry-beta-zone) has been a little wonky the past few days, that hasn't stopped [WhatsApp](http://crackberry.com/whatsapp) from uploading a new beta release. This time around the change log isn't exactly huge, but it offers some improvements that will need to be tested before fully being rolled out. Continue Reading →
Sep 04, 2015 WhatsApp now has 900 million active monthly users
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WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum shared on Facebook that the messaging service now reaches 900 million active users. Continue Reading →
Aug 27, 2015 More improvements with the latest Whatsapp offering in the Beta Zone
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It was only yesterday that we saw BBM get updated over in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. That's been swiftly followed by Whatsapp, which is offering up a nice selection of improvements and fixes to make using the app a little more flawless.

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Jul 28, 2015 WhatsApp beta update improves support for web client access and more!
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If you're a WhatsApp user who likes to check out their beta offerings, you'll want to load up the BlackBerry Beta Zone and grab the latest release. Appearing today, this release has the usual miscellaneous fixes and updates but also includes updates to how the app works with their web client as well as some improvements to their mark read and unread features. As always, they offered up the full changelog, so have a look.

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Jul 13, 2015 WhatsApp beta updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone with multiple fixes
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After a few weeks of silence on the beta front, WhatsApp users now have a new version available for download via the BlackBerry Beta Zone. According to the changelog, there are several fixes in this build with some special attention given to those of you out there running BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.

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May 11, 2015 WhatsApp rolls out small update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone
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WhatsApp rolls out small update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone

WhatsApp beta testers looking to get in on the latest release can now fire up the BlackBerry Beta Zone app where you should find v2.12.19.2 available for download. Unlike some of the previous beta releases, the changelog for this one is kept rather small and only highlights two changes in particular.

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May 06, 2015 WhatsApp beta updated to correct laggy performance with chat search
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WhatsApp beta updated to correct laggy performance

Living the beta tester life isn't always great as witnessed by some of the recent beta releases of WhatsApp, which many in the CrackBerry Forums members claim have had a few issues causing laggy performance and app hanging issues. The good thing though is that WhatsApp is incredibly fast at updating their betas and when issues arise, a new build is never far off and such is the case right now.

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Apr 24, 2015 WhatsApp Calling now officially available on BlackBerry 10 with v2.12.1.2 update
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WhatsApp Calling now officially available on BlackBerry 10 with v2.12.1.2 update

Although WhatsApp Calling has been available in WhatsApp beta releases for a few months now, the latest official release rolling through BlackBerry World officially brings the feature to all BlackBerry 10 WhatsApp users. Noted as v2.12.1.2, the latest update also covers several other bug fixes and improvements from previous beta releases such as search for individual messages, improved font scaling, custom ringtone selection and more.

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Apr 14, 2015 WhatsApp offering a new beta release in the BlackBerry Beta Zone
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WhatsApp offering a new beta release in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

The releases for WhatsApp keep coming. Following up on a rather massive update just a few days ago, another new version has now arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and is readily available for download. This release managed to keep things small and isn't nearly as huge as the last update, but it includes some nice changes.

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Apr 08, 2015 WhatsApp beta updated once again with a large list of changes
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It's that time again. Another WhatsApp beta has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. As has become the norm, this release is jam packed with changes according to the changelog and covers everything from a few new features right down to the usual miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Mar 27, 2015 WhatsApp rolls out massive beta update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone
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The WhatsApp developers are at it again. If you're among those testing the WhatsApp beta releases, you're going to want to load up the BlackBerry Beta Zone app and grab the latest release. It has a massive changelog associated with it, so it's certainly going to need some testing.

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Mar 19, 2015 WhatsApp updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone with multiple bug fixes
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WhatsApp updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone with multiple bug fixes

It would seem as though beta testers for WhatsApp are really good at finding bugs. A new build, available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone right now, aims to squash several rather large bugs that have been found in the app. Everything from navigation issues on the Classic to some OS 10.3.1 specific bugs have been marked as fixed in this release, so if you've had some issues with the previous beta or even the BlackBerry World release, you just might want to give this build a go. Have a look at the full changes.

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Mar 11, 2015 WhatsApp Beta updated - Full-text chat search and font scaling improved
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WhatsApp Beta updated

Seems as though the WhatsApp developers are at it again. A new release is now appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for those of you out there who don't mind some beta testing. According to the change log, this update focuses on two main concerns.

One being an enhanced full-text chat search feature that allows better search of message history. The other being font scaling improvements within WhatsApp, so the system display settings for font now match in-app settings. Of course, there are the usual 'miscellaneous fixes and updates' to round out the update as well.

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Feb 13, 2015 WhatsApp calling features slowly appearing for BlackBerry 10 users
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WhatsApp calling feature slowly appearing for BlackBerry 10 users

Are you a WhatsApp user who is currently running the beta release from the BlackBerry Beta Zone? If so, you might want to check the app to see if you have some new calling features enabled. Several WhatsApp users in the CrackBerry Forums have now reported the feature, which allows you to call other WhatsApp users through the app using data services, has now appeared randomly and have been testing it out.

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Jan 21, 2015 WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client
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About a month back, there were rumors that the Facebook-owned and very popular messenger service WhatsApp would soon be available on your computer via the web. Today, the folks at Whatsapp have pulled it off.

The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google Chrome page. It's simple to set up, and as long as your phone has a data connection you'll be able to send and receive messages via the Whatsapp service right from your PC.

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Dec 15, 2014 Whatsapp for the web reportedly in the works
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Whatsapp for the web reportedly in the works

Facebook-owned Whatsapp appears to be working on a web-based version. A number of strings were found in the Android version of the app that point to a web-based Whatsapp. However, since Whatsapp doesn't use accounts, and is instead tied to a phone number, there is the issue of authentication. It appears that Whatsapp on the web may solve this with QR codes.

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Nov 25, 2014 WhatsApp gets a small update in the BlackBerry Beta Zone with video fixes plus more
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If you're part of the BlackBerry Beta Zone project, where you can test out early versions of apps before they hit BlackBerry World, you may want to grab the latest WhatsApp edition if you're a user of the instant messaging client.

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Nov 11, 2014 WhatsApp updated in the Beta Zone - Improved location sharing, contact info screens and more!
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WhatsApp updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

If you're a WhatsApp user and like helping out with the beta releases from the BlackBerry Beta Zone, a new version has now arrived. Coming up as v2.11.1016.2 the new release includes several bug fixes to help improve the overall app experience.

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Nov 06, 2014 WhatsApp to remain free in developing countries like India
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WhatsApp will continue to offer its service for free to users in developing countries like India. Vice-president for business development Neeraj Arora stated that low debit and credit card penetration was the main reason for not collecting the $1 annual fee the service charges users in North America and Europe.

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