Published: Tue, May 14, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Soon, WhatsApp won't work on iOS 7, some Android versions

Soon, WhatsApp won't work on iOS 7, some Android versions

Come the beginning of next year, there will be a whole host of phones that will no longer be able to use WhatsApp.

WhatsApp stopped working for Windows Phone 7 back in 2016, and now the Facebook-owned messaging service has announced to end the support for all the Windows phones on December 31. As of now, the Sticker Preview feature is under development and so it is not available in the app. According to some information that is floating around online, WhatsApp has around 5 new features that are probably being tested as we write this article.

But also, Whatsapp users can switch with your Account, including contacts and groups to these operating systems.

WhatsApp has updated its FAQ posted on its website last week.

There was a time when WhatsApp was ending its support for all devices on the Java, Symbian and older Android versions. Windows Phone have 0.28% mobile OS market share against Android's 74.85%.

On Feb 1, 2020, WhatsApp will cease support for Android versions 2.3.7 and older, and iOS 7 and older.

Anybody running Android 4.03 or iOS 8 or newer will be able to continue using WhatsApp unhindered.

Users, however, are waiting for when the new dark mode feature will go live on normal WhatsAppp app aside the beta version.

"Because we will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time", the company issued the statement in a blog post, "It's been a long time since the WhatsApp app for Windows Phone received a significant update, and the app was actually still using the old Metro design language that made its debut on Windows Phone 7". In the lack of any official advice from the messaging company, all we can say is get yourself an Android smartphone that's not yet nine years old or an iPhone from the last six years.

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