Whatsapp, the most common instant messaging software owned by Facebook, has released a list of operating systems that will not be supported by WhatsApp from February 2020.
As we all know WhatsApp is one of those apps that is constantly being updated with features and security tweaks, and as a result of these constant updates, the app may not work properly with older phones as they do not cope with all of these new features.
The recent update to the WhatsApp support page has listed a few platforms that will stop getting updates and won’t run WhatsApp. And as per the report, From February 1, 2020, any iPhone running iOS 8 or older will no longer be supported, along with any all Android phones running on Android 2.3.7 won’t be able to run WhatsApp.
But in the case of iOS, many consumers are going to be safe because Apple is really good at upgrading their devices. Even the iPhone SE, now almost four years old, runs the latest iOS update. So you may not need to switch to a new phone unless you have a very old iPhone like an iPhone 4 or an iPhone 5.
However, effective December 31, 2019, WhatsApp withdraws support for all Windows phones the same month that Microsoft ceases support for its Windows 10 Mobile OS. The company also added that the service would not be available in the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019.
So, if you’re using any of these outdated Android or iOS devices, it’s recommended that you update to a new phone with the software’s latest versions. But unfortunately, they will need to turn to either Android or iPhones for Windows Phone users.