WhatsApp will stop running on these smartphones starting 31 December

WhatsApp will also stop supporting Windows Phone operating systems after 31 December 2019.


WhatsApp has quietly updated its support page to announce that starting 1 February 2020, all iPhones running iOS 8 and older versions of the operating system will lose support for the messaging app.

The change was pointed out first by WABetaInfo earlier this year, which includes a screenshot that shows the old and the updated support page. As per the updated support page, WhatsApp will also stop supporting Windows Phone operating systems after 31 December 2019.

 WhatsApp will stop running on these smartphones starting 31 December

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As per the official support page, "WhatsApp for iPhone requires iOS 9 or later. On iOS 8, you can no longer create new accounts or reverify existing accounts. If WhatsApp is currently active on your iOS 8 device, you'll be able to use it until 1 February 2020."

WhatsApp announced discontinuing support for smartphones running Android 2.3.7 and older after 1 February 2020.  You can no longer create new accounts, nor reverify existing accounts. However, you'll be able to continue using WhatsApp until 1 February 2020. For those who are using Windows Phone, WhatsApp will no longer be supported by its operating system after 31 December 2019,"

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