Whatsapp to end support for iOS 8 and older, Android 2.3 and older devices from February 2020
Instant messaging app, Whatsapp messenger has once again announced list of mobile phones that its services will no longer will be available on from February 2020.
This isn’t the first time Whatsapp will be ending its support for some selected mobile phone. For instant, the instant messaging app ends it support for some Blackberry and Nokia phones.
Right now, they have announced that WhatsApp will no longer support iOS 8 and older, Android 2.3 and older devices from February 2020. Well, OS update is the only issue that makes Whatsapp to end its support for some selected devices.
According to the statement by WhatsApp:
On iOS 8, you can no longer create new accounts or reverify existing accounts. For the best experience, we recommend you use the latest version of iOS available for your phone. We don’t explicitly restrict the use of jailbroken or unlocked devices. However, because these modifications might affect the functionality of your device, we can’t provide support for devices using modified versions of the iPhone’s operating system.
Although, the support for Android 2.3 till 2020 was confirmed by the company in 2017 but by the end of 2019, they will officially stop supporting Windows phones.
However, Whatsapp blog also advises users to begin using phones running on Android running OS 4.0.3+, iPhone running iOS 9+, KaiOS 2.5.1+, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.