According to WhatsApp’s announcement, support for smartphones running Android 2.3.7 and older as well as devices running iOS 8 and older will be discontinued from February 1.
WhatsApp has stopped working on many Android smartphones and iPhone devices. The company recently announced that WhatsApp accounts on some devices working on the older version will stop working completely. Not only this, the company also said that with the closure of the WhatsApp account, all chats will be deleted. WhatsApp stopped supporting Windows Phones from 31 December 2019. Now many users running Android and iOS will also not be able to use WhatsApp.
As per WhatsApp’s announcement, support for smartphones running Android 2.3.7 and older as well as devices running iOS 8 and older will be discontinued from February 1. In such a situation, users who have Android 2.3.7 on their phone will not be able to use Ah WhatsApp. Also, WhatsApp has stopped working for iOS 8 users of Apple Iphone.
According to Google, more than 7.5 million Android smartphone users will no longer be able to access WhatsApp. At the same time, millions of iPhone users will also not be able to run WhatsApp in their phones. However, WhatsApp is still working on Jio Phone and Jio Phone 2 running on KaiOS 2.5.1+ version. For Android and iPhone users, WhatsApp works on Android OS 4.0.3 and below and iOS 9 and above.
The company had said that to provide better experience and new features in WhatsApp, it has become extremely necessary to stop supporting devices running on the old operating system. Let us tell you that for its upcoming features, WhatsApp will focus on the features for the same operating system with the largest number of users. The company has said that older smartphones will not be able to support the upcoming WhatsApp features properly.