WhatsApp, a popular instant messaging platform, has already announced that devices using Android 2.3.7 and iOS 7 would no longer support it after February 1, 2020. The details were posted on WhatsApp FAQs around the same. In the event that users want to continue to use WhatsApp in 2020, they would need to use Android 4.0.3 (or later) and iOS 8 (or later).
In its revised FAQ page, WhatsApp had stated that “You can no longer create new accounts or reverse existing accounts.” When WhatsApp is working on your iOS 7.1.2 computer right now, you will be able to use it until 1 February 2020. No longer support iOS 6 and higher.
In short, if your computer is running on an older operating system (OS), which hasn’t been updated in more than six years, to continue using WhatsApp, you would need to upgrade to the latest version or get a smartphone running on the supported operating systems. So if you are considering moving into a new device, you have to make sure that your chat is restored and backed up. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1. Continue Just go to settings, choose chats and then chat backup.
Step 2. Now you just need to tap on a backup chat and set up auto-backup on a regular, weekly, monthly basis.
Step 3. You can back up your WhatsApp chats to Google Drive if you want.
Step 4. Voilà, voila! Now finally the talks are backed up!
If you don’t want to follow the above approach, you can save your WhatsApp chats simply by selecting the individual or group chat you want to export to. Then you can tap on contact information and go to the ‘ Export Chat ‘ option.
In other news, WhatsApp’s Google Play store now has over 5 billion downloads. The Playstore has not yet mentioned the exact number of downloads for the app, but it belongs to the highest category of band with over 5 billion downloads. This makes WhatsApp the second non-Google app to get the milestone achieved. In comparison to WhatsApp, Twitter is the non-Google app that’s made the cut.