WhatsApp has actually silently revealed that the messaging application will certainly quit working on a variety of older phones, consisting of a lot of Apple iPhone and also Android phones. The instantaneous messaging application presently accommodates 1.5 billion individuals around the world. Millions will certainly be reduced from the system in the coming 2 years.
The cleanup was revealed in an article called “assistance for older os“. The firm will certainly decline assistance for sure older variations of iPhone as well as for Android variation 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) and also older.
The due date for these phones is December 31, 2019. By 1st January 2020, WhatsApp on all the older OS will certainly stop to function. The phones with those OS can not set up the application currently if they do not have it currently.
Formerly, WhatsApp finished assistance for Nokia Symbian S60, Nokia Series 40 os, BlackBerry OS and also BlackBerry 10. Assistance for Windows Phone 7 was gotten rid of back in 2016.
In addition to this, the application will certainly not service anyone of Microsoft’s software application after December 31st,2019.
The checklist of running systems WhatsApp will certainly not service is:
- Android variations older than 2.3.3
- Windows Phone 8.0 as well as older
- Apple iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
- Nokia Symbian S60
- BlackBerry OS as well as BlackBerry 10
If you have the ability to upgrade the os to any one of the complying with prior to December, the assistance for your phone will certainly not be withdrawn.
- Android running OS 4.0+.
- Apple iPhone running iPhone 8+.
- Windows Phone 8.1+.