WhatsApp celebrates 10 years in January 2019. Since its creation, in 2009, we have introduced numerous new features in the app: from the notes of audio or the gifs to the stickers or the stories. Now its owners are working to incorporate other features such as vacation mode or dark mode. But not all phones can support these new features. The pace of updates means that many terminals will become obsolete, so that WhatsApp will not be compatible with some mobile phones starting from 2019.
The app will no longer work in the Nokia S40 the 31 of December of this year. Later, from February 1, 2020, are also affected terminals with the operating system Android 2.3.7 or earlier and the iPhone that have iOS 7. However, the company explains that these smartphones might stop working before the dates indicated. “Because we are no longer developing features for these operating systems, some functions could stop working at any time,” explains the company on its page of frequently asked questions and answers.
In case Whatsapp ceases to operate in a terminal, one of the possible solutions is to try to upgrade the operating system. But if it is impossible, the only alternatives are to use similar applications such as Telegram or Messenger, or buy a new device.
The company devised in 2016, a plan which was reported that Whatsapp would no longer be supported in the coming years with certain mobile devices that lack the skills necessary to stand some updates. “When we started WhatsApp in 2009, mobile phones were totally different from those of today”, explained the company on its official blog.
By that time, says the company, around 70% of the smart phones for Nerobet sale had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia. “The mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft, who now represent a 99.5% in sales, representing less than 25%,” said WhatsApp in the same input.
The company recommended to the users of mobile phones affected acquire “a model of Android phone, iPhone or Windows Phone to more recent” before the end of the year 2016 to be able to continue using WhatsApp. Some of the devices on which the application stopped working on 2017 are the Nokia Symbian S60, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0. Currently Whatsapp is compatible with Android devices with operating system 4.0 or later, with the iPhone with iOS 8 or later, with the Windows Phone operating system 8.1 or later, and with JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
So you can know the operating system of your mobile
in order To know what is the operating system of an Android device, simply access “settings” and click on the section “about phone”. In this tab, in addition to the IMEI number, the model of the phone or the memory, you can consult the version of Android. In the case of an iPhone, there is also access to “settings”. After clicking on “general” and in the “select information”. Once in that tab, you can already know what is the version of iOS that has the device.