WhatsApp was surprising their millions of smartphone users with what announced. This chat application won’t work anymore in 2020. That was absolutely a nightmare for everyone because since it was in the market, the users were still increasing until now. But don’t be worry because WhatsApp decides this only for several phones. In this article, you will know more why WhatsApp service stopped 2020 and which phones unluckily have to left behind.
The main reason why WhatsApp stops their service because they don’t do any development for several phones. That was what all media captured from the WhatsApp site. They proved their statement by phasing out the support to certain phones. Thus, the users of these phones cannot get an update in the future.
Phones That Won’t Get the Support Anymore
Instead of you are wondering which phones WhatsApp stopped, here we have a list that shows you the phone operating system. You might have this phone or not. But just pay attention to it. Because WhatsApp service stopped 2020 will be applied for these phones:
1. Windows Phone
All Windows Phone users might be disappointed because WhatsApp stopped its service for it. It started from the last of December which was 31st December 2019. At the same time WhatsApp announced their decision, they reminded all users that WhatsApp could stop anytime. It was due to there was no update supporting system anymore.
2. iOS 8
Sadly, it happens to iOS users too. WhatsApp announced that the operating system will stop working for iOS 8 by February 2020. Actually, it is not only for iOS 8 but also all iPhone which released before (older). You are not able to create the account anymore. Or, if you just bought the iOS 8, then you cannot re-verifying the previous account. So just forget your account, unless you let go of the iOS 8 phones.
3. Android 2.3.7
Do you feel as safe as Android users? Well, hold on yourself because WhatsApp, unfortunately, decides the same thing. They stop their service for all phones with an Android 2.3.7 system. Just like for the iOS 8, WhatsApp service stops their support by February 2020. Also, all Android phones older than Android 2.3.7 won’t get this service anymore. Thus, now check your phone system and Android version. If it is Android 2.3.7, be ready to lose this chatting app.
What Phones That Still Supported
To calm the public, WhatsApp also informed that they still give the service for several phones. For example, the phone with Android 4.0.3, iPhone with iOS 9, and all phones that launched afterward. People who use that phone still get support and update. More phones that WhatsApp won’t stop the service is Linux phones operated KaiOS 2.5.1 and previous ones. It is including the JioPhone and JioPhone 2 which are still supported by WhatsApp.
Knowing that WhatsApp is very friendly for the starter phone until the high-end one, many people feel sad about it. However, as WhatsApp service stopped 2020, the public just can hope that it fulfills their promise which made a chat service more proper for the market. Because after we lost the Blackberry Messanger, WhatsApp placed its place very well inside everyone’s heart.