WhatsApp has silently broadcast that the messaging app will stop working on a number of older phones, including a bunch of iPhones and Android phones. The immediate messaging app currently caters to 1.5 billion users across the globe. Millions will be cut from the stage in the coming two years.
The purge was broadcast in a blog post called “support for older operating systems”. The company will waste provision for sure older versions of iOS and for Android version 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) and older.
The limit for these phones is December 31, 2019. By 1st January 2020, WhatsApp on all the older OS will stop to work. The phones with the above-mentioned OS cannot install the application now if they don’t have it previously.
Before, WhatsApp ended support for Nokia Symbian S60, Nokia Series 40 operating system, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10. Support for Windows Phone 7 was detached back in 2016. Apart from this, the application will not effort on any of Microsoft’s software after December 31st,2019.
List of OS WhatsApp Will not Work
- Android versions older than 2.3.3
- Windows Phone 8.0 and older
- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
- Nokia Symbian S60
- BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10