Facebook-owned, cross-platform messaging company Whatsapp has confirmed that it will no longer support Android 2.3.7 operating system and iOS 7 after February 1, 2020.
Whatsapp updates its FAQ on official site and mentioning
“users’ can no longer create new accounts, nor reverify existing accounts,” but can continue using the service. Whatsapp also further notes that the decision to end Whatsapp support for these phones will not affect/impact a lot of users.
It also notes that it expected a very limited impact from the change since it would only affect users who had not purchased a new phone from more than six years.
Furthermore, Whatsapp also clarified that support for Microsoft Windows Phone would no longer be available after 31st December 2019. It noted, “You’ll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019, and WhatsApp might not be available in the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019.”
Whatsapp recommends using Android 4.0.3 or later/ iOS 8 and above and choose phones running KaiOS 2.5.1+, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
Furthermore, WhatsApp payment will maybe return back in upcoming WhatsApp updates.