Social Media Giant, WhatsApp to stop working on These Smartphone Devices By 2020.
WhatsApp may actually stop working on millions of smartphones (Android and iPhone) early next year (2020). The portable instant messaging app recently updated its platform support page for multiple operating systems where it said that it is ending support for several old operating systems, both Android as well as iOS.
According to WhatsApp, the move is essential to ensure security of its users. Though there’s no exact number available of phones running on these old OS platforms, some media reports suggests that they could be in millions.
To avoid being a victim of this new protocol, here’s what you need to know…
- iPhone users with iOS 8 will be able to use WhatsApp till February 1, 2020
- Those running iOS 8 or earlier version can no longer create new accounts
- WhatsApp on iPhones with iOS 8 can not re-verify their existing accounts
- WhatsApp to support Apple iPhones running on iOS 9 or higher versions
- WhatsApp does not support Apple iPhones running on modified versions of iOS (jail broken devices)
- Android devices running on version 2.3.7 to lose WhatsApp support from February 1, 2020
- Similar to iPhones running on iOS 8, these Android phones users can not be able to create new accounts or re-verify the existing ones
- From December 31, 2019, WhatsApp to end support for all devices running Windows Phone.
- Currently, WhatsApp does not support WiFi only devices.
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