WhatsApp Will Stop Working On These Smartphones Starting Dec 31

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has announced it will ending support on millions of smartphones around the world by the end of 2019.

The Facebook-owned chatting app, WhatsApp updated it FAQ section a few weeks ago, the company stated that it’ll be ending support for Windows Mobile operating system. However, that’s not all.

The company also mentioned that iPhone running iOS 7 and below will no longer be supported and neither will any Android device with version 2.3.7 installed.

For Windows phone, the company is withdrawing support Dec 31 2019, iOS and Android on the other hand will take effect February 1, 2020.

The company made is known that anyone using these smartphones can no longer create new accounts or re-verify existing accounts.

‘Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time,’ the company said in a blog post announcing the cut-off dates.


WhatsApp regularly stops support for older devices, forcing users to upgrade their devices if they want to continue using the app. This will help the company focus on newer devices while improving privacy and security on its platform.

You’ll recall that WhatsApp ended support for Blackberry OS and BB10 back in Dec 31, 2018 as well as Nokia Symbian phones. The is like a routine checkup for WhatsApp to continually improve it platform while bringing the best service to it users.

This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.


So, if you’re using one of the aforementioned mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android or iPhone to continue using WhatsApp.

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