If you are a regular WhatsApp user, then you must know how handy the messaging app is. With a bunch of new features constantly rolling through regular updates, it is obvious why the app is so popular among mobile users. But there is some bad news – some smartphones will not be able to use WhatsApp beginning with January 1st.
Do you own such a smartphone? Let’s see WhatsApp’s announcement on what phones won’t be able to use the messaging app anymore.
WhatsApp Ends Support for Windows Smartphones, Android 2.3.7 and iOS 8 (and older) Versions
“You’ll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019, and WhatsApp might not be available in the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019,” stated WhatsApp in an announcement.
WhatsApp also ends support for older smartphones that have not updated to newer versions of Android or iOS.
Those that still use Android versions 2.3.7 and older will not be able to create new accounts or check out their existing accounts. Neither will those that run iOS 8 and older. Both Android and iOS users that run those old versions will not be able to continue using WhatsApp beginning with February 1.
We have some good news, though.
All Windows smartphone users who want to save their chats can archive them and include (or exclude) all media shared on the app. To save your chats, go to the ones you want to save and tap on Group Info. Look for ‘Export Chat’ and choose from downloading the chat with or without media.
Remember, if you are a Windows smartphone users, make sure you save all your important chats by 31 December since you will not be able to use WhatsApp on January 1st unless you switch to an Android or iOS smartphone that has a more recent operating system.