Free messaging app – WhatsApp will stop working on several Android smartphones. Yes, that’s true! It has already been reported that WhatsApp, the largest used messaging app, will stop working on several smartphones from January 1, 2018 but the latest notification that it will also stop working on several Android-based smartphones as well has become a reason of anxiety among the mobile phone users.
This is why WhatsApp will stop working on some of the smartphones
While WhatsApp will work absolutely normal on more than 99 per cent of the phones, it will stop working on several smartphones after December 31, 2017. As per the report, smartphones that will get affected by the change are mere 1 per cent of the total mobile phone users across the globe.
The reason, why WhatsApp is being discontinued on several smartphones is that the platforms on which these smartphones work are either out-of-date or the phones have a very negligible number of users.
WhatsApp to stop working on these phones
WhatsApp updates were discontinued for different smartphones that worked on different operating platforms including iOS, Windows and Android. As per the report, the updates were stopped in 2016 on iOS 6, Windows Phone 7, Android 2.1 and 2.2.
The app will stop working on several devices and mobile models. As per the report, Windows Phone 8.0 and older operating systems, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS are the Smartphones which will not sport the app after the above-mentioned date.
It has been clearly motioned in one of the official WhatsApp blog posts that users of mobile phones and devices including BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older Window operating systems will no longer be able to use the instant messenger app.
WhatsApp will stop working on these Android-based smartphones
Like Blackberry and Window phones on which the app will stop working from tomorrow, it will also work on Android smartphones. It has been reported that smartphones running on Android versions that are older than Android Gingerbread 2.3.7 will stop working.
The time that has been mentioned in the report states that these Android-based smartphones will stop working after February 1, 2020. Well, two years is pretty good time to upgrade your smartphone and to make the optimum use of your current Android smartphone that works on the Android operating system.
Source: India Today