After a few days, millions of owners of these mobile phones will be denied the WhatsApp application

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Gulf electronic newspaper

Gulf electronic newspaper

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, as the application owned by Facebook is preparing to give up a large number of old devices and stop supporting many phones in the first of February.

The application has advised affected people to consider arranging the update process, and the application said, commenting on this step: “If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android phone or iPhone or Windows Phone to continue using WhatsApp,” according to the website of the seventh day.

The application stopped supporting a number of devices on December 31, as it announced that it would give up support for any phone running Windows Mobile, but the largest deadline is approaching, as of February 1, no iPhone phone running earlier than iOS 7 will be supported Install the WhatsApp app on any Android device running version 2.3.7.

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 buy 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.



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