WhatsApp is going to stop working on the number of operating system of smartphones in coming year of 2020. As per updates on FAQ section of the WhatsApp , there are several iOS and Android smartphones that will not be capable to run the latest versions of application. Facebook who owns the whatsapp will withdraw support of these OS from 1 February 2020.
Whatsapp FAQ Section
FAQ section says, Smartphones running on Android 2.3.7 version of operating system and lower, and iPhones running on iOS 8 and below than that will not be supported to the Whatsapp Versions which will release from next year.
WhatsApp also stressed on the fact that these older versions of Android and iOS operating systems “can no longer create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts after February 1, 2020.”
However, the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform will keep the app running for select phones with KaiOS 2.5.1+ OS, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
Microsoft Windows OS
Moreover, in what may come as a bad news for Windows OS users. WhatsApp earlier announced that is also withdrawing support for all Windows phones from December 31, 2019 — the same month that Microsoft ends support of its Windows 10 Mobile OS. The company also added that the app “might not be available in the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019.”
WhatsApp also highlighted that the decision to end support for these Android phones and iPhones will not affect a lot of users.
Operating Systems which will not support from next year (Year 2020)
- Android versions 2.3.7 and older
- iOS 8 and older
- All Windows OS phones from 31 December, 2019
Operating systems that the app supports and recommends users to use the following updated devices:
- Android running OS 4.0.3+
- iPhone running iOS 9+
- Select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1+, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2