Millions of old phones no longer have WhatsApp, because Facebook has made it clear.
WhatsApp new announcement. WhatsApp is discontinuing its service on many older smartphones. It is known that in the coming months, WhatsApp service will be discontinued from more phones running on older OS. From November 1, 2021, WhatsApp will not be available on phones running Apple’s iOS 10 and earlier. Many iPhones and Android mobiles are on this list. WhatsApp is abandoning phones running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and earlier OS.
WhatsApp will continue to work on Geo phone models starting with KaiOS 2.5.1. At the same time, WhatsApp will stop working on many older Android and iOS devices that are still running.
WhatsApp has already instructed consumers to replace obsolete smartphones with new ones. Phones running on these OSes were not previously allowed to open a new WhatsApp account. Accounts cannot be re-verified at this time.
WhatsApp says users who switch handsets will not be able to transfer old chats from one platform to another. But they can attach files to email and upload old chats. (WhatsApp new announcement)
In early 2016, WhatsApp began to discontinue service on older phones. This is part of bringing new features to WhatsApp and increasing security. The company has made it clear that those who have old phones still need WhatsApp without buying a new phone.
WhatsApp engineers are urging owners of older models to buy a newer model of smartphone as soon as possible. WhatsApp has made this clear in its official blog. Launched in 2009, WhatsApp is testing a number of new features. All this will not work on older OSes.
When WhatsApp was launched, the Apple App Store was only months old. About 70 percent of smartphones back then were owned by BlackBerry and Nokia. Today, however, 99.5 percent of mobile phones run on the platforms of Google, Apple, and KaiOS. At that time these companies did not have even 25 per cent market influence. WhatsApp officials explain that they are making changes over time. WhatsApp is reportedly planning to introduce a new feature that will allow users to connect with platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Messenger. WhatsApp new announcement.
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