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The world’s most used message application Whatsapp will soon no longer be able to support Android phones running on Android 2.3.7 or older versions in addition to iPhones which are running on iOS 8 or older versions.

Users of these devices will soon no longer be able to create new Whatsapp accounts or cannot reverify their existing Whatsapp accounts if they reinstall the app again.

According to a notification posted by WABetaInfo on Twitter, users will not be able to use Whatsapp on iPhones operating on iOS 7 or older versions and on mobile phones operating on Android 2.3.7 or older from February 1, 2020.

Moreover, users will also not be able to use Whatsapp on all Windows phone operating systems after December 31, 2019.

Informing about the same, WABetaInfo tweeted:

No support for iOS 8! You can still use WhatsApp on iOS 8, but if you reinstall the app, you will no longer able to verify your account. The iOS 8 compatibility will be fully removed in February 1, 2020. Windows Phone is confirmed to be deprecated after December 31, 2019.

It is estimated that the number of Whatsapp users across the world is over one billion.

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