WhatsApp will cease working for some older units in early 2020 in one of many greatest updates within the app’s historical past. For affected older variations of working methods affected, WhatsApp builders urged the next: “As a result of we not actively develop for these working methods, some options would possibly cease performing at any time.”
WhatsApp for Home windows Cellphone
We’ve identified for some time that Home windows Cellphone apps of all kinds have been on the best way out. The newest indicator of demise for Home windows Cellphone was the Home windows 10 Cell (Home windows Cellphone) finish of life announcement as launched on December eighth, 2019, directed at December 10, 2019.
WhatsApp stopped updating and supporting their app for Home windows Cellphone earlier this yr – it’s unlikely WhatsApp will nonetheless seem within the Microsoft Retailer by the point you learn this text. WhatsApp will cease engaged on ALL Home windows Cellphone working methods after December 31, 2019.
Android Telephones and Tablets
You can not presently use WhatsApp on any model of Android decrease than 2.3.7 – that’s been in play for just a few years. You’ll have issue even discovering an Android cellphone with that outdated a model of Android, however in case you DO, that’s the deal.
Android variations between 2.3.7 and 4.0.Three will proceed to work till February 1, 2020. Decrease than Android 4.0.Three will be unable to create new accounts or “reverify” current accounts. Beginning on February 1, 2020, WhatsApp will not work on Android variations decrease than Android 4.0.3.
iOS for iPhone, iPad
Your iPhone or iPad will proceed to work with WhatsApp on iOS eight till February 1, 2020. Decrease than iOS eight and WhatsApp shouldn’t presently (nor will doubtless ever) work. Your iPhone or iPad with iOS eight will not be capable to create new accounts or reverify current accounts on WhatsApp at any level.
Beginning on February 1, 2020, WhatsApp will stop to perform on iPhone and iPad units working any iOS lower than iOS 9. You have to at the least iOS 9 to run WhatsApp beginning on February 1, 2020.
You can at all times go forward and use WhatsApp Internet, however you’ll in all probability nonetheless want a practical WhatsApp app in your cellphone to get that began. You may additionally wish to think about this a superb level at which to cease utilizing WhatsApp proper now.