WhatsApp will stop working on these smartphone models at the end of December


Whatsapp will stop working on several phones at the end of the month.

Users with older models are being warned they need to buy a new handset to continue using the app.

WhatsApp confirmed on its support page that anyone with a Windows Phone will lose access from December 31, 2019.

The app will also stop working on iPhones running anything older than iOS 7 and Android devices with versions 2.3.7 installed.

The Liverpool Echo reports that users with these models won’t be able to use to app from February 1, 2020.

WhatsApp said in a blog post: “As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use.

“While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.

“This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.

“If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone to continue using WhatsApp.”

This news comes as WhatsApp appears to be getting ever closer to launching a Dark Mode.

Rumours are rife that the Facebook-owned firm will release this update in the coming months with more and more screenshots of how this upgrade will look appearing online.

The latest leak, which comes via the team at WABetainfo, even shows how the update could improve battery life.

If true, it appears that Dark Mode could get a new option which will allow users to choose the theme based on their battery-saving settings.

This should mean that if things are running low, and you switch to a low power mode, WhatsApp will automatically turn dark to help conserve what is left in the tank.





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