WhatsApp will no longer work on these smartphones from 2020

Like every year, in 2020, WhatsApp will stop supporting certain older devices that are therefore unable to respond to the new features offered by the messaging application. Here is the list of devices that will lose WhatsApp support from 2020.

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WhatsApp will no longer work on these smartphones from 2020

There is no doubt that WhatsApp is the most used instant messaging app in the world. The WhatsApp team is continually incorporating new features that are often “stolen” from sister apps, primarily Instagram, to optimize the user experience, whether you use it to communicate with friends and family or for work. That is why it is important to know that from 2020, WhatsApp will no longer support certain devices.

The company announced on its blog that on the following platforms it will no longer be possible to create a new account or verify an existing account:

  • Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and earlier (as of February 1, 2020)
  • iOS 8 and earlier (as of February 1, 2020).

This means that in theory it will still be possible to continue using the app (if you already have an account) but in a limited way because some features may stop working at any time. The situation is much worse for those of you who use the operating system known as Windows Phone. As of January 1, 2020, Windows Phone will no longer receive WhatsApp support.

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The reason WhatsApp decides not to support some platforms every year is because of the limited number of users who actually use them and the technical side’s inability to implement new features. So if you have in your hands a device with Android 4.0.3 and later, iOS 9 and later or KaiOS 2.5.1 and later, you can rest assured! Otherwise, consider buying a new smartphone.