WhatsApp will no longer work on millions of people’s phones from Saturday, February 1, 2020.
The Facebook-owned app, which has at least 1.5 billion users all over the world, stopped supporting a number of devices on December 31 but by February 1, a lot more handsets will no longer be able to use the messenger.
Newspeakonline recalls that on December 31, 2019, WhatsApp said any phone running the Windows Mobile operating system will no longer be supported.
The list of affected phones include:
- iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C and below (iPhone running software older than iOS 7)
- Android device with version 2.3.7 (Gingerbread)
- Windows phones
WhatsApp says that anyone using these older phones can no longer create new accounts or reverify existing accounts “because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time,” the company said in a blog post.