This is important news! For users who are still using an older version of Android or an older iPhone, WhatsApp is ending support which means you will not be able to use the app anymore starting February 1, 2020.
The Facebook-owned messaging platform has already updated its support page which states that the app will no longer be supported by Android devices running on anything lower than Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or iPhones or iPads running on iOS 9 or below.
The update on the support page was first reported by Android Central. Devices which are running on versions older than Android 4.0.3 or iOS 9 will not be able to register or verify their devices so as to sign in on WhatsApp.
Also, for Windows phone users, WhatsApp will officially end support for all Windows devices starting midnight of December 31. If you are still using a Windows phone, Microsoft has officially recommended switching to Android or iOS.
The phones which are supported are Android running OS 4.0.3+, iPhone running iOS 9+, and selected phones running KaiOS 2.5.1+, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
The FAQ page states, “Once you have one of these devices, simply install WhatsApp and verify your phone number. Keep in mind that WhatsApp can only be activated with one phone number on one device at a time.
Furthermore, there’s no option to transfer your chat history between platforms. However, we provide the option to export your chat history as an email attachment.”