WhatsApp has announced that the service will stop working on certain older iOS and Android devices by the start of 2020.
In a blog post, the instant messaging service said users on the following operating systems could no longer create new accounts but would be able to use the app for a limited time.
– Nokia S40 until December 31, 2018
– Android versions 2.3.7 and older until February 1, 2020
– iOS 7 and older until February 1, 2020
WhatsApp said that because they are no longer actively developing for these operating systems, some features could stop operating at any time.
WhatsApp recommended users on these operating systems upgrade to a newer version or to one of the following:
– Android running OS 4.0+
– iPhone running iOS 8+
– Windows Phone 8.1+
The following operating systems are no longer supported on WhatsApp:
– Android versions older than 2.3.3
– Windows Phone 8.0 and older
– iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
– Nokia Symbian S60
– BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
For those users whose service may be discontinued, WhatsApp has advised that there is currently no option to transfer your chat history between platforms.