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A day without WhatsApp is difficult to imagine. WhatsApp now brings bad news for some Android and iPhone users. Facebook-owned mobile Messaging service WhatsApp would no longer support devices using the Android 2.3.7 operating system and iPhones using iOS 7 after February 1, 2020.
The updated FAQs noted that users of Android phones running on Android 2.3.7 version and iPhones running on iOS 7 “can no longer create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts” after February 1, 2020. The Facebook-owned instant messaging platform further notes that the decision to end WhatsApp support for these Android phones and iPhones will not affect/impact a lot of users.
Menlo Park, California-based WhatsApp said that “you’ll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019, and WhatsApp might not be available in the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019.”
WhatsApp recommended using Android 4.0.3 or later; iOS 8 or later.
The company also announced that Windows phone users will no longer able to use WhatsApp on their phone post-Dec 31, 2019. In one of the past FAQs WhatsApp noted, “you’ll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019, and WhatsApp might not be available in the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019.”