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WhatsApp has said Saturday, February, the app will stop working on millions of people's phones WhatsApp has said Saturday, February, the app will stop working on millions of people's phones

On December 31, the Facebook-owned app suspended support for a number of devices. And it will make tons of more obsolete handsets on February 1, Metro has said.

On December 31, 2019, WhatsApp said it will no longer support any phone running the Windows Mobile operating system.

Every iPhone running software older than iOS 7 will no longer be supported from this Saturday and no Android device with version 2.3.7 will be installed either.

Back in 2013 the last iPhones launched running iOS 7 were the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. It was superseded in 2014 by iOS 8. And, according to the article, if you purchased an iPhone (or iPad) after that date you'll be fine.

Likewise, Android 2.3.7 was known as' gingerbread' and launched back in 2010.

By February 2011 Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb, had replaced it.

Chances are, unless you're either rocking a Google Nexus S or a Samsung Galaxy S, you're likely going to be ok.

Windows Mobile is even older– it was originally launched in 2003, and ran on devices such as the Motorola MPx200 until 2010.

When it became clear that iOS and Android were superior, Microsoft re-engineered its mobile operating system into Windows Phone's tile-based OS– which wasn't much better.

WhatsApp says that anyone who uses these older phones will no longer be able to create new accounts or revert existing ones.

"Because we are no longer actively developing for these operating systems, certain features can stop working at any time," the firm said in a blog post announcing the cut-off dates.

Source: Daily trust 

Image credit: Shutter stock, Google


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