Phones that run on Android 2.3.7 or iOS 8 and older would no longer be able to create new WhatsApp accounts, nor re-verify accounts from 1 Feb 2020.

Published 2019-12-13 15:12:05

WhatsApp users, take note.

According to an announcement by the popular messaging app, WhatsApp users whose phones run on Android 2.3.7 and older OR iOS 8 and older would no longer be able to create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts from 1 Feb 2020.

For Windows Phone users, the death knell comes earlier, as 31 Dec 2019 marks the end of Windows Phone operating systems.

WhatsApp also noted that they provide support for and recommend using the following devices:

  • Android running OS 4.0.3+
  • iPhone running iOS 9+
  • Select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1+, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2

WhatsApp recommends users to install the app and verify their phone number as soon as they get the devices.

For those looking to transfer their chat history from their old phone to a new one, WhatsApp currently only offers the option to export the chat history as an email attachment.

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