WhatsApp stopped supporting and updating few Android and iOS platforms


WhatsApp stopped supporting and updating few Android and iOS platforms

From February 1, 2020, users of Android version 2.3.7 or older and iOS 8 or older is not getting support or update from WhatsApp. The instant messaging app, WhatsApp has stopped working on these operating systems.


WhatsApp has recently updated their FAQ page mentioning that smartphones running these operating systems will no longer be able to get support or update starting 1 February 2020.


"Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time," says the chat app's FAQ page.


The phones running on Android 2.3.7 operating system and lower, also iPhones running on iOS 8 and lower is unable to verify any existing or new accounts. The messaging app also ended support for Windows phone from December 2019.


WhatsApp will still be working on devices running Android 4.0.3+ and iPhone running iOS 9+ and on KaiOS 2.5.1+, which include Jio Phone and Jio Phone 2.


All these users should update their phones to newer operating systems or get a new smartphone, and back up their chats to avoid losing all their chat history.

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