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WhatsApp has been decided on the end support for mobile phones that runs on both Android and IOS platforms. The most popular messaging application in the world is planning to end support as it doesn’t plan to create for these platforms. WhatsApp stated that for several older OS (operating system), users would not be able to build new accounts and re-verify the existing ones. WhatsApp’s FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) page has been listed out the smartphones and OS’ on which an instant messenger application won’t work after February 2020.

The chat application has been informed throughout its FAQ page which all the android mobile phones which run on Android 2.3.7 OS and iPhone that runs on iOS 7 won’t support WhatsApp from Feb 1 2020, onwards. The organization has also stated that WhatsApp won’t be accessible in the Microsoft Store after July 2019.

But, WhatsApp has announced that its verdict to end support of Facebook-owned applications for these Android and iPhones won’t affect the users and only those individuals who are constantly using old iPhones and android will be affected.

According to a tweet by WABetainfo, the WhatsApp will no longer support the smartphones which run on the iOS8 or lower. But, they can utilize the WhatsApp on iOS 8 yet will not be able to verify the account once they reinstalled it. The compatibility of iOS 8 will be completely removed in the month of February 1, 2020.

In the recent/updated FAQs, WhatsApp additionally asks the users to access their phone which runs KaiOS 2.5.1+, together with JioPhone & JioPhone 2. The Reliance Jio, as well as WhatsApp, have worked together to convey WhatsApp support to the JioPhone and JioPhone 2 last year.

WhatsApp has been including the new functions constantly and few of the features needed efficient phones and recent android and iOS versions to highlight accurately. Functionalities like playing videos within the chat window; fingerprint authentications and so on are the heavy resources and require high-grade phones alongside greater RAM and most recent OS. WhatsApp announced that several smartphones won’t be able to support the functionalities which it plans to convey in near future and this is the reason it’s going to end the support.

“We will no longer aggressively create for these OS’s; few functions might stop working at any time. In case you are using an older operating system now, we suggest you upgrade to a recent version…,” WhatsApp stated on its support page.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is an admired messaging system that has more than a billion active users. The platform is principally popular in India and gained a lot of traffic amid big festivals and events. The update that it will not work will shock numerous people at a time once people will be seeking to send Diwali wishes to their family and friends.

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Being a Web Tech Lead and with a relevant experience, Vinay Kumar has gained the art of team and project handling to get the best out of them. During his career, he never stops learning new things. Talking about his interest, he is currently exploring innovative technologies that can bring transformation to businesses.

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