Just a few weeks are left before WhatsApp will stop working on a number of smartphones. As updated on the FAQ section of the app, there are several Android and iOS phones that may not be able to run the app as the company will withdraw support for some older mobile platforms from 1 February, 2020.
According to the information on WhatsApp FAQ section, Android phones running on Android 2.3.7 operating system and iPhones running on iOS 7 will not support WhatsApp from next year.
Moreover, the FAQ also emphasised that these older version of Android and iOS operating systems “can no longer create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts after February 1, 2020.”
In addition to this, WhatsApp is withdrawing support for all Windows phones from December 31, 2019 — the same month that Microsoft ends support of its Windows 10 Mobile OS. The company also added that the app “might not be available in the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019.”