WhatsApp has revolutionalized from just a major Instant Messaging Smartphone app to a must-have service application. To the troll, every Smartphone owner needs a WhatsApp account to survive in this digital age.
Amidst the fact that Facebook is always cooking up new features and App compatibilities every quarter, WhatsApp also follows the lane with new modifications by sharing the same time frame.
Well, WhatsApp’s Beta rumors Platform WABeta has inked the IM service’s next move of Scrapping off support for selected Smartphones by 2020 with a Sniff of IOS 8 devices lying in balance for the chop.
No support for iOS 8!
You can still use WhatsApp on iOS 8, but if you reinstall the app, you will no longer able to verify your account.
The iOS 8 compatibility will be fully removed in February 1, 2020.
Windows Phone is confirmed to be deprecated after December 31, 2019. pic.twitter.com/JGRoSBAmMm— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) September 22, 2019
WhatsApp last ended support for Smartphones 2 years ago where Android 4.0 and below devices lost installation rights in conjunction with all Blackberry OS releases.
This time around, devices like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 (IOS 7-8 powered) will nolonger support WhatsApp by 2020 together with all Windows-powered Smartphones since the official store for the latter will seize to exist by December 31st, 2019.
The phones that will lose WhatsApp support
- Smartphones with Apple IOS 7 & Below
- All Windows Powered Smartphones
- All Android 2.3.1 powered Smartphones
We’ll no longer actively develop for these operating systems; some features might stop functioning at any time. If you currently use an older operating system, we recommend upgrading to a newer version
The best way users with non-supported Smartphones can keep up the WhatsApp taste is by cruising with the KaiOS powered feature phone series like the MTN Kamunye and TECNO T401 or purchase supported Smartphones like those on the Android 9 list as recommended on WhatsApp’s FAQ page.