Whatsapp is the most popular free messaging app on the smartphone community. However, some of these smartphones will not be supported by Whatsapp. Outside Whatsapp being free, it is also protected by end-to-end encryption. Meaning that the only persons allowed to read the messages are communicating users. Also, it is available to both iOS and Android.
But unfortunately, there are some smartphones that will not be supported by Whatsapp come 2020.
What Are Smartphones That Will Not Be Supported By Whatsapp
For the three people reading this still using older Androids or iPhones. You may want to change to a newer smartphone. From the 1st of February next year, Android phones running the versions 2.3.7 or older as well as iPhones running on iOS 8 or older will no longer be supported by Whatsapp.
If you are still using some of these smartphones you will notice that you can’t sign up for a new Whatsapp account is impossible. Fortunately, existing Whatsapp accounts can still enjoy the benefits of Whatsapp until the 1st of February 2020.
Windows phone users are not left out on this one. Theirs came sooner, and will not be supported by Whatsapp from the 31st of December 2019.
The reason why these versions smartphones will not be supported by Whatsapp is that Whatsapp no longer develops versions for these operating systems.
On the bright side, if you are not among the above-listed versions of smartphones you can continue to enjoy the full features available from Whatsapp without glitches.
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How To Find Out The Version Of My Smartphone
To find out if you can still use Whatsapp come February 1st, you will have to know the version of your iPhone or Android smartphone.
For Android Users, you can check for the version of your operating system by simply: Going to your phone settings > Then, click on About Device > You will then see your Android Version.
And for iPhone users, you can also check for the version of your operating system by Heading to your phone settings > Then Apple ID > Your iPhone. You will then see your iOS version under Device info.
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