Why WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones is the reason for this article, first, as of February 1, 2020, WhatsApp messaging service will not work on millions of smartphones.
Only Android and iPhone devices that support older operating systems will be able to run the application owned by Facebook.
WhatsApp was taking this step in order to protect the security of its users.
All smartphones that uses Android version 2.3.7 and earlier ones, and iPhone iOS 8 or earlier ones are the ones that will be affected by the update according to WhatsApp.
Operating systems that WhatsApp stops supporting are outdated operating systems that are no longer updated or installed on new devices.
Fortunately, most users will simply be able to update their operating systems in order to continue using the messaging service. WhatsApp: Indians are among the targets of spyware. Sir Nick Clegg criticized Facebook for WhatsApp security
Unfortunately, certain devices, such as the iPhone 4, which only supports iOS 7, will not be compatible with the app. CCS Insight analyst Mr. Ben Wood said WhatsApp had no choice but to make sure its service remains very secure, but it faces the tricky side effect of the app being no longer compatible with older smartphones.
This is likely to disproportionately affect the long tail of its users, especially in growth markets where there is a high percentage of older devices. WhatsApp, which was one of the most downloaded apps in the decade, warned users that these changes will happen in 2017.
The company’s spokesman added that, It was a very difficult decision for them to make, but it is the right decision to give people better ways to communicate with friends, family and loved ones using WhatsApp.
It’s the latest in a series of moves after the messaging app pulled support for multiple devices in 2016, then from all Windows phones on December 31, 2019.
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