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PSA: WhatsApp will stop working on older smartphones from next month

By Marcus Wong - on 1 Jan 2020, 11:59am

PSA: WhatsApp will stop working on older smartphones from next month

Note: This article was first published on 11 December 2019.

As you can see from the notice above, WhatsApp has recently posted an updated notice regarding their support for operating systems. WhatsApp will now only support Android OS newer than 4.0.3, iOS newer than 9, and KaoOS newer than 2.5.1.

Users with phones that running operating systems older than the above will no longer be allowed to create new accounts nor verify existing accounts, and Whatsapp will no longer work on Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020 and iOS 8 and older after February 1, 2020.

You will also no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019. So, if you’re using a phone that’s unable to be updated to an OS newer than the ones listed, you’ll probably want to shift to a newer one if you want to keep using WhatsApp.

Sources: WhatsApp, International Business Times