Through its support page, WhatsApp has announced the abandonment of some older versions of Android, iOS and others. The one that is considered by the company as a difficult decision will take effect from February 1, 2020.
Such decisions are natural in many programs and services when certain operating systems are already outdated. That way, businesses will no longer have to worry about supporting these versions, channeling efforts where they really matter.
OS's that will stop supporting WhatsApp in February
- Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) and lower
- iOS 8 and lower
OS that will no longer support WhatsApp on December 31st
This means that if for some reason you still use a smartphone with any of these operating systems, you will no longer be able to use WhatsApp on it. To get around this, WhatsApp recommends upgrading the operating system. In the case of Windows Phone, there is nothing that can be done.
Let's face it, if you still use a smartphone with iOS 8 or Android 2.3.7, you'll hardly have access to a system update. If this is the case then you will need to change equipment
WhatsApp has 1.5 billion active users
According to the latest known data, WhatsApp has 1.5 billion active users per month. An impressive number that has grown considerably in recent years.
Therefore, even if a few million are affected by this decision, they will certainly be a minority. The market share of this service is unlikely to be shaken even after this "tough decision".
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