WhatsApp will no longer be supported by some Android and iOS devices
Goodbye WhatsApp; the app stops working for old iOS and Android smartphones, who will be forced to bid farewell to the popular instant messaging service. The list includes several now obsolete phones, destined for no longer support the many new releases coming soon.
If we have an iOS and Android smartphone that is no longer on the crest of the wave this month, WhatsApp could stop working on our device, although it is still fully functional.
WhatsApp, here on which devices it will no longer work
This is a well-known practice, also known as planned obsolescence. Already during the year, the shutdown of WhatsApp was announced on several iPhones and on Windows Phone, the unfortunate smartphone from Microsoft. Obviously no alarm for the top of the range. The models involved in the forced switch off have not received the necessary updates for some timealso due to the incompatibility of the current app with outdated operating systems.
The deadline for the update deadline was already set for February 1, 2020: WhatsApp no longer works on iPhones with iOS 8 operating system and on the Android ones in version 2.3.7 Gingerbread. Now also joins android 3, now incompatible with new updates.
Just upgrade your device to a later version, be it at least iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3; if not the smartphone will be unusable even if previously installed. The only solution? Purchase a new one compatible with the updates that are necessary not only to introduce novelties and functions that are always useful but also for important ones security update.