Facebook has decided to stop supporting the Blackberry OS and Blackberry 10 platforms. At the same time, it has also chosen to cease the necessary APIs for Blackberry which will eventually lead to the end of the support for even the existing app. The company came up with an update earlier this week that replaced the Facebook app with a simple web interface.
Facebook will therefore function no longer through Blackberry hub. It means that users will not be able to receive notifications, comments, and messages etc. that were pushed to the phone previously. This also means that the contacts from Facebook will not be synced to the Blackberry devices here onwards.
On the other hand, Blackberry has expressed their disappointment over the Facebook’s decision to stop supporting WhatsApp and Facebook in Blackberry OS. The company has also asked the users to come forward to express their concerns with a #LoveBB10Apps hashtag.
Blackberry itself had made its new strategy clear by declaring that it will release Smartphones with only Android OS in them. Therefore, we can expect several other leading developers to follow the footsteps of Facebook by abandoning the OS.
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