WhatsApp will stop supporting some of the older smartphones. We are here to tell you what are those phones.
On which smartphone WhatsApp will stop working?
WhatsApp wants to discontinue its work for all the Windows Phones, and the dates when this becomes truth are not far. They also want to cut off some versions of older Android and iOS operating systems. According to some sources, WhatsApp will no longer work for some smartphones.
We are talking about all of the Windows Phone operating systems – after the 31st of December, 2019; all of the phones with Android versions 2.3.7 and older, starting with the 1st of February, 2020; all of the phones with iPhone iOS 7 and older, beginning with the 1st of February, 2020
WhatsApp gave more details about creating accounts on the versions that won’t be supported anymore.
What would that mean for the WhatsApp users?
For android phones, users will not be able to create new accounts or re-verify the existing ones, but they will be able to use the app until the 1st of February 2020.
For iPhones, WhatsApp will need iOS 9 or later. On other iOS versions, you won’t be able to create new accounts or re-verify the existing ones. But you will be able to use the app until the 1st of February, 2020.
WhatsApp will work on iOS Jailbreak but without additional support
The team behind the app also stated that they do not restrict the use of jailbroken or unlocked devices. But due to the fact that these modifications will affect how your device works, they cannot come with support for devices by using modified versions of the iPhone operating system.
This WhatsApp decision will have an impact on old phones, but most users should not be affected by this. Both Android and Apple have released updates for their operating systems – iOS 13 and Android 10, while many other smartphones are using Android 8 or 9 versions.