WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from February 1, 2020: Check out the list
The most favoured messaging app WhatsApp might become a thing of past for many users across a globe as the company recently issued a statement warning the users that they would end support for some android and ios devices. For people who cannot imagine a moment without WhatsApp this piece of news might not be the most pleasant thing to hear.
Currently the messaging app supports Android devices running OS 4.0.3 and iOS devices running iOS 9 and phones running KaiOS 2.5.1 including the JioPhones. However as per new regulations some phones running operating systems older than these will not receive WhatsApp support from February 1 2020.
WhatsApp will be not available on Android devices running 2.3.7 and older or iOS 8 and older from February 1 2020. The Facebook backed messaging app has already stopped working on Windows phones. They had stopped support for Windows phones on December 31. By stopping support to many older operating systems Whatsapp aims to provide streamlined experiences on all devices its installed on and wants to introduce new features that many of these devices with older operating systems may not be able to provide to its users.
Talking about the changes Whatsapp had said in a statement This was a tough decision for us to make but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends family and loved ones using WhatsApp.
However this isnt the first time WhatsApp has decided to end support to certain operating systems. Earlier Whatsapp had stopped working in operating systems such as the Nokia Symbian S60 Nokia Series 40 operating systems BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 Android 2.1 and 2.2 Windows Phone 7 and iPhone 3GS and iOS 6 among others.