WhatsApp to stop functioning on devices
WhatsApp will not be available on devices with outdated operating systems from February 1, 2020, according to Whatsapp official statement.
Such OS versions as Android 2.3.7 and iOS 8 will face restrictions and their users won’t be able to login to existing account or create a new one. Windows phones will also loose support after December 31, 2019.
The press office of WhatsApp noted that the decision not to roll up updates for outdated operating systems led to restrictions on old smartphones. Developers recommended using devices with Android 4.0.3 and higher, iOS 9 and later versions and some phones on KaiOS 2.5.1, such as JioPhone and JioPhone
Previously, WhatsApp had plans to stop linking messenger exclusively to smartphone