WhatsApp to Stop Working on Millions of Smartphones Starting from Dec 31

WhatsApp has announced it'll quickly stop working on millions of smartphones around the arena as they attain the give up of their supported lifespan.

That manner customers on a whole lot of older handsets will no longer have get right of entry to to the messaging app beginning from a specific date. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has confirmed through its guide web page that it'll forestall helping these gadgets on December 31, 2019.

The corporation says that any smartphone strolling the Windows Mobile running system will no longer be supported after this date. However, that’s now not all.

Any iPhone running software older than iOS 7 will no longer be supported and neither will any Android device with version 2.3.7 established.

The iOS and Android blocks won’t appear this month however will take place on February 1, 2020.

According to WhatsApp, anybody the usage of those older phones can now not create new accounts or re-affirm existing one


‘Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time,’ the company said in a blog post announcing the cut-off dates.
 WhatsApp often stops help for older gadgets, forcing users to upgrade their gadgets in the event that they want to preserve the usage of the app. 

This is extra like a routine checkup for WhatsApp to stripe older gadgets off its glory. You’ll recall fully nicely that Blackberry OS and BB10 were off the WhatsApp radar Dec 31, 2018. Same thing with the Nokia Symbian telephones.
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.
‘If you operate this sort of affected cell devices, we endorse upgrading to a more recent Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone to hold the use of WhatsApp.’

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