It’s time for many Android phones to bid goodbye to WhatsApp

whatsapp stops working on many phones

WhatsApp will no longer work on many phones across the world. It has already stopped functioning since January 1. For those using Windows phones, sorry to say that you can no longer access WhatsApp, while people running older versions of Android or iOS will lose support at the end of January.

WhatsApp has taken the decision on the backdrop of security for its users. WhatsApp in its post notes, “Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time.”

WhatsApp adds, “For the best experience, we recommend you use the latest version of iOS [or Android] available for your phone.”

Android phones using 2.33 version – also called Gingerbread – will not support WhatsApp. iOS 8 is compatible to the users of iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s which supports WhatsApp.

iPhone 6 or the newer version users can use the app. It is advised for the owners of iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s to update their devices if not done. The situation is complex for the Android handsets owners as there are more WhatsApp users on Android.

Windows phone users can save their chat histories before the given deadline by choosing ‘Export chat’ within the chat settings.