Millions of older smartphones with no support.
After February 1, 2020, WhatsApp will stop working on devices using Android version 2.3.7. If users continue to want to use the application, they will need to update their hardware to firmware version 4.0.3 or higher. A similar situation also applies to Apple, iOS. WhatsApp will not work on devices with iOS 7 – the minimum required software version is iOS 8.
The updated FAQ tab also reveals that WhatsApp is very much he is reluctant to Apple devices that have jailbreak (the ability to access applications from outside the App Store and greater configuration options). All this is mainly due to the security and risk of data loss by the user himself.
According to the popular WABetainfo site, WhatsApp actually ends support for smartphones with older software, but if you have a working account on them, there is nothing to fear. If you want to log in again, the program will not allow you to perform this type of operation. It is worth remembering in the context of even restoring factory settings on older smartphones.
On December 31, 2019 there is also another event. After this date, WhatsApp will no longer support all Windows Phone operating systems – regardless of their version.
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