More exactly, from February 1, 2020, users running older operating systems will be at risk of WhatsApp no longer functioning on their phones. Phones including Androids older than version 2.3.7, Nokia S40 and iPhones running iOS 7 or older are included in the purge. “Because we’ll no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time,” WhatsApp said in the blogpost. What is a sure fact now, WhatsApp announced that it would be ending support for Windows Phone 8.0 and older, as well as the Nokia Symbian S60 and Blackberry OS and Blackberry 10. The Facebook-owned messaging service currently boasts 1.5billion users worldwide. It will cut off millions from its platform in the next two years. For some phones the app could stop functioning at any time.
The full list of operating systems that are no longer supported by the app now looks like: Android versions older than 2.3.3; Windows Phone 8.0 and older; iPhone 3GS/iOS 6; Nokia Symbian S60; BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10. WhatsApp recommends updating to the one of the following operating systems:Android running OS 4.0+; iPhone running iOS 8+; Windows Phone 8.1+. There’s currently no option to transfer your chat history between platforms.