WhatsApp won't work on these smartphones from February 2020

Ruben Fields
December 11, 2019

Microsoft will also end its support of Windows 10 Mobile OS from the same time.

The dark mode of WhatsApp is nearly here, and some Android users have been able to take an early look at the new design using a simple trick discovered by accident.

Just a few weeks are left before WhatsApp will stop working on a number of smartphones. The devices will include iPhones running iOS 8 or older versions and Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and older.

From February 1, any iPhone running iOS 8 will no longer be supported (and users are already unable to create or verify their accounts on these devices).

For Windows devices WhatsApp is said to withdraw support for all Windows phones from December 31st, 2019.

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Moreover, WhatsApp will also stop working on all Android phones running on v2.3.7 & older and iPhones running on iOS 7 and older versions after February 1, 2020.

Android smartphone users, regardless of the phone's brand, must ensure the phones are running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at the least to continue using WhatsApp after February. Make sure the Auto Backup option is turned on so you don't have to worry about backing up your chats again.

WhatsApp has emphasised that its decision to withdraw support from the older versions of the operating systems would not impact a lot of users.

WhatsApp has withdrawn its support from several old mobile devices globally including Windows Phones and it will stop supporting such phones in a couple of months, Facebook said on Wednesday. Choose your option and export the chats.

This means you'll not have the ability to operate the WhatsApp application through the "This" phones noted on WhatsApp. You will likely then be expected perhaps the specific talk is installed with news data or installed without news data, and you may export your entire chats to pick the specified alternative. To do so, open the chat, tap on Group info, select "export chat" and export all your personal messages to your email.

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