The developers of WhatsApp messenger published a list of changes in system requirements, mobile app. In the company blog there was an updated list of devices on which the application will be supported.
The owners of older smartphones will soon be forced to change the gadget or look for a alternative to the very popular means of communication.
What smartphones will not be supported by the application? According to the developers of the messenger, on February 1, 2020, dropping support for Android 2.3.7 and older, as well as iOS 8 and earlier versions. Users of devices running these operating systems will be able to use the previously installed application before the specified date without the possibility to create a new account or reactivate an existing one.
In addition, completely stopped the support for Windows Phone from December 31, 2019.
On which smartphones WhatsApp will continue to work steadily? The list of supported mobile operating systems include Android 4.0.3 and above, iOS 9 and later versions, and some phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 and newer, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
It is noted that the transfer of chat history from one platform to another is impossible – when you change a device model that is running a different OS to export chat history using email.
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