WhatsApp, owned by Fb, is likely one of the world's hottest electronic mail functions. Thousands and thousands of individuals all over the world use it day by day. However in accordance with the corporate's lately up to date FAQ pages, WhatsApp removes help for a lot of Android gadgets.
Particularly, efficient February 1, 2020, WhatsApp will now not help gadgets working Android 2.three.7 Gingerbread and above. After February 1st, customers will now not be capable to create new accounts or re-check current accounts on these older variations of Android.
The excellent news? It is not going to have an effect on too many individuals. In keeping with the Android distribution dashboard, solely zero.three% of all Android customers (in Could 2019) use Gingerbread or an earlier model, so it's very attainable that this doesn’t have an effect on your smartphone .
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WhatsApp additionally removes help for iOS gadgets working iOS eight or a model previous to February 1st. Home windows Cellphone will get but additionally at a a lot earlier date – December 31st. Apparently, many Home windows Cellphone customers haven’t been capable of obtain WhatsApp from the Microsoft Retailer since July 2019, so WhatsApp has been getting ready for a while.
When you're utilizing an Android gadget working 2.three.7 or earlier, it's most likely time to improve, not simply proceed to get WhatsApp help. Android has develop into significantly better and safer since then, and there are lots of new stable gadgets that you need to think about.