WhatsApp will Stop Working on Millions of Devices From January 2020
WhatsApp has announced that it will end its service for some phone after February 2020.
WhatsApp will no longer work on these smartphone devices soon: Check if yours is on the list
Since launching in 2009, WhatsApp become world's largest text and voice messaging application which also become an essential part of our daily lives. Whatsapp was founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum(former employees of Yahoo) in 2009 which is now acquired by Facebook in February 19 2014.
WhatsApp will pack up on many phones within the next few months because the company withdraws support for a few older mobile platforms. Recent updates to the WhatsApp support page have reported a few platforms that will end up getting updates and will not run WhatsApp. The company is ending support for older builds of Android and iOS.
According to the information on WhatsApp FAQ section, Android phones running on Android 2.3.7 operating system which is Gingerbread and iPhones running on iOS 8 and older will not support WhatsApp from next year.
There's also some bad news for Windows Phone users. WhatsApp also withdraws support for all Windows phones from 31 December 2019 - The same month that Microsoft shuts down for its Windows 10 Mobile OS. Now this actually seems like really? all the devices.
Meanwhile, users around the globe were struggling to send or receive messages on WhatsApp late Tuesday. Reports have shown outages across Europe and in the United States, Mexico and South America.
In response to these improvements, WhatsApp said: This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.