WhatsApp is back in the news again, this time for removing support for older smartphones. Facebook-owned instant messaging service will stop working on millions of older mobile devices worldwide in 2020. The first of these Windows phones will be locked forever after December 31, 2019. Also, as of February 1, 2020, any iPhone running iOS 8 or later will no longer be supported, as will any Android device running version 2.3.7 or later.
These details have been published on WhatsApp on his blog, as well as on his FAQ page. Users of these operating systems are already unable to create new WhatsApp accounts or re-verify existing ones,” said Facebook’s owner company.
WhatsApp also removes support for all Windows phones as of December 31, 2019 – the same month Microsoft terminates support for its Windows 10 Mobile OS.
The same applies to some older Android and iOS devices. All Android devices running Android 2.3.7 and older will no longer support WhatsApp as of February 1, 2020. Similarly, all iPhones that still work on iOS 8 and more former will no longer support WhatsApp. Therefore, if you use a phone that runs these versions of Android and iOS, WhatsApp will not work on these phones.
However, there is no reason to worry about the end of WhatsApp’s support on these phones. Windows phones are quite rare and are rarely seen in the public. The Windows Phone platform is technically long dead, and many application developers have long since removed support for the platform. As a result, those using basic applications will not be able to live with a Windows Phone device in 2019. topics
Therefore, the chances are that you are already using a phone that is on a more modern version of Android and iOS, even if you do not update frequently. That’s why WhatsApp’s support for some older phones may not affect you at all. If you have upgraded to any 2019 phone, you are ready for the next five years easily before application developers convince you to upgrade.
Earlier this month, WhatsApp introduced call waiting in its Android application, a few weeks after launching it for iPhone. Before the update, when Android users received a WhatsApp call in the middle of another WhatsApp call, the incoming call was automatically disconnected, and they saw a missed call notification when the existing conversation ended. But after the update, users can choose to take the incoming call while chatting