WhatsApp will no longer work on these mobile OS versions, starting February


Starting Saturday, February 1st 2020, WhatsApp will no longer support iPhones running iOS 8 or older and any Android device running version 2.3.7 or older. Users will no longer be able to create new accounts or reverify accounts.

Last year November, Facebook-owned company released an updated list of supported devices and claims to be discontinuing support for these devices in a bid to ensure the functionality and security of users.

People using these smartphones won’t be able to use their existing WhatsApp account, as a result, they are advised to back up their chats and export chat histories as email attachments. In addition, there’s no option to transfer chat history between platforms hence losing chat history if you don’t export chats before the deadline.

To continue using the app, WhatsApp recommends updating to an Android running OS 4.0.3 or higher, iOS 9 or higher, or select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1 or higher, including MTN Smart T, JioPhone and JioPhone 2.

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