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Facebook abandons Blackberry

Facebook has revealed its decision to discontinue support for its Blackberry app.  It means Blackberry users will have to use the mobile version of the website to log on to the social network.

Earlier this month WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, also announced that it would only continue to support Blackberry’s Android-powered Priv handset.  Whatsapp support for Blackberry’s own operating system will end at the end of 2016, the firm said.

“We fought back to work with WhatsApp and Facebook to change their minds, but at this time, their decision stands,” wrote Lou Gazzola, who works in developer relations at Blackberry, in a blog post.  “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.”

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