It seems that WhatsApp isn’t the only popular application that has decided to abandon the BlackBerry ecosystem – Facebook has decided to call it a day too.
Facebook and Messenger will both cease to exist on BlackBerry operating systems, including the BB10 by the end of 2016. This is a bit of a blow for BlackBerry users around the world, who have already taken to Twitter in a global campaign to beg Facebook to reconsider.
Initially, WhatsApp’s decision to leave BlackBerry was because 99.5% of its registered users were chatting on Android, iOS and Windows operating systems, therefore it seemed appropriate and natural to focus its efforts on the more popular platforms (and it doesn’t take a genius to work out that BlackBerry didn’t quite make the team).
Seeing as though WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, this decision may come as no surprise. However, you can’t help but ask the question: Has this decision just robbed BlackBerry of a bright future?