WhatsApp will no longer work on millions of phones starting next year
WhatsApp announces that it will discontinue support for a number of older operating systems and will therefore be deprecated on many devices starting February next year
Poidu News reports that as of February 1st next year, the app will no longer work on Apple devices running iOS 8, but Android users will need to make sure their software is up to date with Android Gingerbread, version 2.3.7.
The company also points out that if iOS 8 software were to be installed on the phone at this time, it would not be possible to create new users with such a phone at this time. Only an existing account can be used.
Changes are also ahead for phones using the Windows Phone operating system, which fortunately should not be too much in the world. However, users of these phones will be much earlier with the app - support for such devices will disappear by the end of this year. Microsoft itself has also advised users of its phone platform to migrate to another operating system because Windows Phone does not support many applications.
WhatsApp's proprietor, Facebook, estimates that millions of people worldwide are affected by all changes to the application's support. The reason for the changes is that they want to develop the application, but older operating systems do not provide the functionality to do so.
How do I check my phone's software version?
There are several ways to find out which software version your phone uses. On Apple devices, open the Settings menu and find the About section at the bottom of the General menu. You can check the version number from there.
Android phones also need to go to the Settings menu and find the About Phone section at the bottom. However, there may be differences between Android phones for different manufacturers, but overall the process should look something like this.