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WhatsApp Stopped Working on Older Phones

WhatsApp will stop supporting millions of old version phones as from 1 Feb 2020

WhatsApp announced that old versioned mobile phones will no longer be supported. This move affected million of android and iPhone users alike as they’re forced to find a phone with a recent version of android.

WhatsApp highlighted the security concerns of using old versioned phones and have opted to upgrade their app to stop supporting those phones with android version 3.7.2, iPhone iOS 8 or older. 

Versions which no longer support WhatsApp

  • Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020

  • Phone iOS 7 and older after February 1, 2020

Other versions which don’t support WhatsApp

  • Nokia Symbian S60 30/06/2017
  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 /31/12/2017
  • Nokia S40 31/12/2018
  • All Windows Phone operating systems after 31/12/2019

So what to do to install WhatsApp on the phones again

The users with phones with android 3.7.2 or iPhone iOS 8 will be pushed to upgrade to later versions. However, some legacy mobile phones will not support the latest or better OS version and therefore, the only way is to find another phone which supports the latest phone


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