WhatsApp ending support to certain Android, iOS phones from 1 Feb 2020

WhatsApp ending support to certain Android, iOS phones from 1 Feb 2020

Facebook-owned versatile Messaging service WhatsApp would never again bolster gadgets utilizing the Android 2.3.7 working framework and iPhones utilizing iOS 7 after 1 February 2020.

WhatsApp’s refreshed FAQs said on Tuesday that clients whose devices have those operating system can never again make new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts after that date.

According to the WhatsApp, it expected a constrained effect from the change since it would just influence clients who had not bought another phone or updated their operating system in over six years.

Indeed, users whose gadgets have the more seasoned operating systems are as of now unfit to make new WhatsApp accounts or re-verify existing accounts, yet the company allows the individuals who as of now have the application on their phone to keep utilizing it.

Menlo Park, California-based WhatsApp said that “you’ll never again have the option to utilize all Windows Phone working frameworks after 31 December 2019, and WhatsApp probably won’t be accessible in the Microsoft Store after 1 July 2019.

This change is required to have even less of an impact on clients since just about 0.24% of cell phones far and wide, as indicated by Statcounter, utilize a Windows operating system.

The 0.24% figure incorporates all adaptations of the Windows operating system, including the later Windows 10 Mobile, with the goal that the quantity of current Windows Phone clients is immaterial.

WhatsApp prescribed utilizing Android 4.0.3 or later; iOS 8 or later; and certain phone models with KaiOS 2.5.1 or later, including the JioPhone and JioPhone 2, Efe news detailed.