Select City

    WhatsApp Will No Longer Support These Devices

    Share:facebookinstagramwhatsapp
    google-follow
    By Sidhant Gupta | 
    Updated: 19th May 2020 08:21 IST

    From 1 February 2020, WhatsApp will pack up on a variety of Android and iOS smartphones. The FAQ section of the WhatsApp states that several smartphones won’t be able to run the app as support is withdrawn for older versions of OS.


    According to the WhatsApp FAQ section, Android phones running on Android 2.3.7 OS and lower in addition to iPhones running iOS 8 and lower won’t be compatible in the future.


    However, WhatsApp will continue functioning on select phones that run on KaiOS 2.5.1+ OS, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.


    WhatsApp has mentioned that these older versions of Android and iOS “cannot create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts after 1 February 2020.”


    If you’re still using these lower version OS on your phones and don’t want to lose all of your chats after 1 February, 2020, there’s a way to save your chats:

    • Open the chat you would like to save, and tap on “options”.
    • Tap’ Export Chat’. You’ll then have the choice to download the chat with or without media.
    • You can also backup all your chats on Google Drive by going to options>chats>backup.

    If you’re looking to buy a new phone, make sure you know this: Things To Know Before Buying A New Smartphone

    WhatsApp also highlighted that ending support for these Android phones and iPhones won’t affect many users.
    WhatsApp has listed the operating systems that the app supports and recommends users to use updated devices:

    • Android running OS 4.0.3+
    • iPhone running iOS 9+
    • Phones running KaiOS 2.5.1+, like JioPhone and JioPhone 2


    WhatsApp withdrew support for Windows Phone operating systems on 31 December, 2019. It said that the app is “no longer actively developed for these operating systems.”

    Stay up to date with the latest smartphone news with Cashify.

    Image source: empresa-journal.com



    Comments

    Featured Videos

    • Living A Life Of Chaos With iPhone 14 Pro
      Since we began using the Apple iPhone 14 Pro, we’ve encountered various issues and most of which are related to iOS 16. Several issues that we’ve faced are related to notifications, Always-on -display, battery life and wallpaper. Until these issues are officially fixed, we will have to live with them. We tried to tackle some of…
      31st Oct 2022
    • OnePlus 9RT Alternatives To Buy In India Under Rs 45,000
      The OnePlus 9RT, a T upgrade, was out this year, although it’s only available in price-sensitive areas like China and India. The OnePlus 9RT has superior cameras, including a 50MP primary sensor, a little more prominent display, a premium design, good battery/charging and a more effective Snapdragon 888 CPU. Overall, this smartphone looks excellent with…
      28th Oct 2022
    • iPhone 14 Pro Vs iPhone 13 Pro Vs iPhone 12 Pro Camera Comparison
      We’ll discuss the overall camera setup & quality of the iPhone 14 Pro Vs iPhone 13 Pro Vs iPhone 12 Pro in the article. All of these phones come with a triple-camera setup. However, you might find some significant upgrades in the iPhone 14 Pro. Let’s find out the details about the camera quality of…
      7th Oct 2022
    • Moto Edge 30 Pro Vs iQOO 9T Comparison: Which One To Buy?
      The year 2022 is known as the year of the launch of many flagship smartphones. However, there is quite a decent competition between the phones in the price segment of Rs 50,000, and even there are too many options to choose from. Here in this article, we’ll compare the Moto Edge 30 Pro Vs IQOO…
      6th Oct 2022
    • iQOO 9T Vs OnePlus 9RT Full Comparison: Which One To Buy?
      We will discuss the iQOO 9T Vs OnePlus 9RT comparison in the article. Both phones come with the same price tag. In addition, both of these phones come with impressive specs and features. However, there exist some significant differences too. To know these differences, let’s explore the article and know which one to choose among the iQOO 9T &…
      27th Sep 2022

    You May Also Read

    Vivo Mobile Price List
    Vivo Mobile Price List
    Vivo is one of the most active smartphone brands in India. Vivo smartphones are the best in terms of camera quality and design. They perform exceptionally well and have a fantastic user experience. The only problem with Vivo smartphones is that they do not have a fixed time for launching new devices. This has messed…

    New Launches

    Elephone U3H
    Elephone U3H
    Starting from:
    ₹13,998
    Lava Blaze 5G
    Lava Blaze 5G
    Starting from:
    ₹10,999
    DOOGEE S96 GT
    DOOGEE S96 GT
    Starting from:
    ₹38,850
    Telefono T1 Music
    Telefono T1 Music
    Starting from:
    ₹1,099
    I Kall Z13
    I Kall Z13
    Starting from:
    ₹6,499