The internet company says it would rename itself Altaba Inc and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N).
The Facebook-owned messaging app announced that its support for blackberry and Nokia S40 platforms will be extended till 2017. However, Android 2.1, 2.2 and Windows 7 will end at the beginning of 2017.
The feature is live in the most recent betas of the app (2.16.341 and above)and also Windows Phone beta. The app will prompt a user for a static six-digit passcode every time a new phone is registered to the account.