WhatsApp won't work on these smartphones from February 2020

Yolanda Curtis
December 11, 2019

WhatsApp already ended service for some Blackberry and Nokia phones back in 2016 and in 2017, it stopped service for some Android, Windows, and iPhones running on older versions of their operating systems.

WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones in the coming year.

Devices running on Android 2.3.7 and iOS 8 and below will not be supported after February 1, 2020.


Users are recommended to upgrade their operating systems or phones to at least version 4.0.3 on Android, and iOS 9 for iPhone users.

At the moment, users of phones running on these platforms are unable to create new WhatsApp accounts or verify existing accounts. By February 1, 2020, any iPhone running iOS older or 8 may no longer be supported, together with any Android apparatus running version 2.3.7 or old.

For it to work, you must be part of the WhatsApp beta program and use an Android 10 phone installed.


This isn't the first time WhatsApp has done something like this and according to the company this is always a tough decision to ensure proper service and security.

However, if you wish not to upgrade from your Android 2.3.7 or older Android phone, exporting chats might be the best option.

WhatsApp has withdrawn its support from several old mobile devices globally including Windows Phones and it will stop supporting such phones in a couple of months, Facebook said on Wednesday. You will likely then be expected perhaps the specific talk is installed with news data or installed without news data, and you may export your entire chats to pick the specified alternative. You are able to do so by opening your chat, choose the extra possibility from the highest settings menu, select "export chat" (with or with out media) and protect your vital conversations in your private e-mail. To do so, open the chat, tap on Group info, select "export chat" and export all your personal messages to your email.


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