WhatsApp will stop working on these iPhones & Android smartphones

Bhubaneswar: Android and iPhone users, here’s a bad news for you all. Social messaging platform WhatsApp that has certainly become an integral part of everyone’s life users, will stop working on devices running on both the operating systems after February 2020.

The WhatsApp FAQ page clearly informs that all Android phones running on Android 2.3.7 operating system and iPhones running on iOS 7 will not support WhatsApp February 1, 2020, onwards. Additional, WhatsApp users won’t be able to re-verify existing accounts. The company has also said that WhatsApp will be not available in the Microsoft Store after July 1,2019.

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said it is expected that impact would be  limited from the change, and it would only affect users with very old Android phones and iPhones.

According to a tweet posted by WABetainfo, WhatsApp will also no longer support the devices running on iOS8 or lower than that. They can still use WhatsApp on iOS8, but won’t be able to verify the account if they re-install it. The iOS8 compatibility will be completely removed in Feb 1,2020.Windows phone is confirmed to be deprecated after December 31, 2019.

The chat app has asked users to use phones that run on Android 4.0.3 or later version, so that they will be affected with stoppage of the service. In the latest/updated FAQ, WhatsApp asked users to use phone running on KaiOS 2.5.1+, including JioPhone  and JioPhone2.

“We would no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning. If you are currently using an older OS, we would recommend you to upgrade it to a newer version”, WhatsApp said on its support page.

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