WhatsApp will no longer support many devices from February 2020

Last updated January 30, 2020 at 10:55 AM

Whatsapp is one of the most used messaging apps in the world, especially in our African continent. Distributed in almost all mobile OSs including the oldest, the messaging giant announces in the faq section of its site that it will no longer support certain devices in 2020.

The instant messaging application keeps evolving. Indeed, He introduced in its beta version "the dark mode" which allows reading in a poorly lit environment without disturbing the eyes. Part of the popularity of whatsapp is that it continues to be maintained on older versions of operating systems and smartphones.

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The firm in its site in the FAQ section announces the cessation of instant messaging support from February. She recommends using Watsapp on:

  • Phones with Android version 4.0.3 or higher
  • Iphones with IOS9 or higher
  • Some phones with the KaiOS 2.5.1 and higher system, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.


For the following operating systems, Whatsapp can no longer be supported but you can continue to use it. In concrete terms, you will no longer be able to open a new account or verify existing accounts. From the first day of February, these OS will no longer be supported:

  • Android version 2.0.3 and older versions
  • IOS 8 and older versions.


The main reason for this decision is that the firm is no longer actively developing for these systems. Some features will stop working on old devices from February.


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