Messaging app WhatsApp has stopped working on a range of dated smartphones today, the company has confirmed.
Facebook said users of Microsoft operating systems had not been able to create new Whatsapp accounts since earlier this year, after Microsoft announced it intends to kill off its phone software.
Do you use WhatsApp? Have you found it will not work? Maybe it’s because you are using Microsoft’s Windows Phone. Since December 31, WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, will no longer work on Microsoft's Windows Phone and all smartphones running on Windows Mobile software as the company no longer develops for Windows mobile platforms. You will need to switch to Android or iPhone. Also, as apparently reported in the Daily Mail, Android versions 2.3.7 and older, and iOS 8 and older will lose support for the messaging service on February 1.
Each year WhatsApp removes support for older devices it says do not, "offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future".
(Some support for older phones using Windows operating systems was removed at the beginning of 2018, along with support for BlackBerry devices.)
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