WhatsApp – messaging service will no longer be able to work on millions of smart phones from February 1, 2020.
Androids and iPhone devices which till now supported outdated operating systems will no longer be allowed to run this app.
WhatsApp said this action was necessary in order to protect the security of the users. WhatsApp is dropping support for legacy operating systems as they are no longer updated and installed on new devices.
Users need to update their operating system in order to continue using the service. Some devices such as iPhone 4, which only supports iOS 7, will no longer be compatible with this App.
WhatsApp clearly had no choice but to ensure that its services remain secure. However, it faces adversaries, that app is no longer compatible with older smartphones.
WhatsApp is one of the most downloaded apps of the decade.