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The global messaging app has announced that it would stop supporting some version of Operating System by December 31, 2019
That means users on a variety of older handsets could end up losing access to the messaging app.
The update was made known a few hours ago via its support page, saying that any phone running the Windows Mobile operating system will not be supported by the end of 2019
List of phones WhatsApp will no longer support and years
- December 31, 2019: iPhone running software older than iOS 7
- December 31, 2019: Android device with version 2.3.7
- June 30, 2017: Nokia Symbian S60
- December 31, 2017: BlackBerry OS BlackBerry 10
- December 31, 2018: Nokia S40
- December 31, 2019: Windows Phone OS
- February 1, 2020: iOS 7 and Android 2.3.7
What does this mean?
If you are using any of the above version, you won’t be able create new accounts or reverify existing accounts.
It also means that the iOS and Android blocks won’t happen until February 1, 2020.
“Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time,” the company said.
“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use,” WhatApp said.
What do you need to do?
Upgrade your operating system or purchase a new phone supported by the messaging app, you don’t want to miss out on the great features on WhatsApp.