December 13, 2019

Termination of Support for Older Devices by WhatsApp

WhatsApp in its blog post has mentioned that it is ending support for older devices. WhatsApp was launched in 2009. About 70 percent of smartphones sold at that time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia.

WhatsApp management has decided ending support for certain phones and operating systems details of which are given below:

  • All Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019
  • Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020
  • iPhone iOS 7 and older after February 1, 2020

As active development has stopped for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time, the company said in its blog post while announcing the above mentioned cut off dates.

Note: This is an official confirmation by WhatsApp management.

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