A move that forces millions of WhatsApp users to buy new phones


Posted 3 minutes ago – 1:35 AM, 27 Jumada I 1441 AH, January 22, 2020 CE

Communication – Agencies:

A recent report by the British “Metro” website revealed that millions of WhatsApp users may soon be forced to buy a new phone to ensure access to their favorite application.

The application owned by Facebook is preparing to give up a large number of old devices and stop supporting many phones on the first of February, and the application has advised affected people to consider arranging for the update process.

Commenting on the move, the application said: “If you are using one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone or Windows Phone to continue using WhatsApp.”

The application stopped supporting a number of devices on December 31, when it announced that it would give up the support of any phone running Windows Mobile, but the largest deadline is approaching, as of February 1, any iPhone phone running earlier than iOS 7 will not be supported Install the WhatsApp app on any Android device running version 2.3.7.

Will my phone continue to run WhatsApp?

The last iPhones running iOS 7 were the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5, and this system was replaced with iOS 8 starting in 2014, so if you bought an iPhone or iPad after that date, you will be fine, and you will not be affected by this step.

Likewise, the Android 2.3.7 system that is known as “Gingerbread” was launched in 2010, and by February 2011 it was replaced by Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb, so your smartphone that you purchased after this date will be safe.

“As we look to the next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms that the vast majority of people use,” said WhatsApp, justifying the reason for its routine abstraction of older operating systems.


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