Cellphones running on Android 2.3.7 operating system and lower, and iPhones running on iOS 8 and lower will not be compatible with WhatsApp from next year
New Delhi: With 2020 merely a few hours away, WhatsApp is revamping itself and doing away with several operating systems.
So, as per the messaging app's updated FAQs, Android phones running on Android 2.3.7 operating system and lower, and iPhones running on iOS 8 and lower will not be compatible with WhatsApp from next year.
Also, older versions of Android and iOS operating systems "can no longer create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts after February 1, 2020".
For Windows OS users, as announced earlier, WhatsApp is withdrawing support for all Windows phones from December 31, 2019 — the same month that Microsoft ends support of its Windows 10 Mobile OS.
However, the instant messaging platform will keep the app running for select phones with KaiOS 2.5.1+ OS, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.