Hours counted on some terminals with obsolete operating systems
Many devices no longer supported by WhatsApp will concern Windows 10 Mobile that it is preparing to receive the last cumulative update and, with the end of the support, the various functions of the operating system will cease to function. One of these will be WhatsApp, Facebook's messaging client, as well as one of the most widely used communication systems in the world. Not many people still use the Microsoft mobile platform, but this could be the final coup de grace for the latest "aficionados".
Devices no longer supported by WhatsApp
WhatsApp will disappear from the Microsoft mobile app store and stop working on terminals with the Redmond platform. To date the app should continue to run on Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.1, the latter version, which not supported by mid-2017. For those still on Windows Phone 8.1 the store will continue to run until December 16th, when all service activities will be completely suspended.
On Windows 10 Mobile, instead, the Store will continue to function even after the end of the support that will take place on December 10, while WhatsApp will be removed on December 31st. In the coming weeks WhatsApp will no longer be downloadable or functional on previous versions of Android and iOS, but in this case we are talking about versions that are decidedly obsolete with more than 5 years on their shoulders. Let's talk about Android 2.3.7 is iOS 7. Version 2.3.7 currently installed on 0.3% of Android devices in circulation.
List of devices
Whatsapp will no longer be available for smartphones:
- Android with version 2.3.7 or earlier (from February 1, 2020)
- iPhone with version of iOS 7 or earlier (from February 1, 2020)
- Nokia S 40 and S 60 (already deactivated from December 2017)
- Smartphone with Windows Phone (from December 2019)
- Smartphone with BlackBerry OS (already deactivated from December 2017)
- Smartphone with BlackBerry 10 (already deactivated from December 2017)
To understand what the operating system version follow the instructions:
Android: Settings -> System -> About … and you'll find the version of AndroidiOS: Settings -> General -> Information / software update … and you'll find the iOS version
What to do to solve the problem?
Those who wish to continue using WhatsApp and have one of the terminals shown above it must necessarily change it, both because of the restrictions that will be activated, and because it would be appropriate to do so also in terms of data security. For those who are still up Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile the advice of course to move to an updated iOS or Android terminal.