WhatsApp to Stop Working on Millions of Mobile Phones From 2020

whatsapp stop working in 2020
whatsapp stop working in 2020

WhatsApp messenger will stop working on millions of smartphones around the world in 2020, because it is completing support for functioning on old iPhone and phones with outdated Android operating system (OS), as well as gadgets with Windows Mobile OS, .

WhatsApp will stop working on phones with Windows Mobile after December 31, 2019, on Android 2.3.7 and iPhone iOS 8 – from February.

A Facebook-based company said it is focusing on “mobile platforms that the vast majority of people use.”

It was previously reported that after February 1, 2020 it will be impossible to create new accounts for users with Android 2.3.7 and older, as well as iOS 7 and older. In addition, some functions of the application may stop working with clients with all of the above operating systems at any time, since WhatsApp is no longer developing updates for these operating systems.

    What smartphones will stop working on WhatsApp in 2020 (list)

    To simplify, WhatsApp support will lose the old smartphones that came out before 2011. Only some models with Windows Phone came out a little later, but the messenger still refuses them. Hi-Tech Mail.ru will analyze exactly which models will lose support for the most popular messenger.

    Windows phone:

    Starting next year, WhatsApp refuses all smartphones with Windows Phone – up to the latest 8.1 Update 2. These are almost all smartphones until the 2014 release. These are mainly Lumia smartphones, which were manufactured by Nokia in partnership with Microsoft

    Popular smartphones on Windows Phone that will lose WhatsApp are Lumia 520, 525, 620, 625, 630, 720, 820, 920, 925, 1020, 1320. For some smartphones from this list, it is possible to install a test or unofficial build of Windows 10 Mobile, but often these firmwares are unstable.

    But WhatsApp will continue to work on all smartphones that have upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile or worked on it initially. But Microsoft itself has already closed support for this operating system, so the messenger on these smartphones will last at best a couple more years.


    With iPhones, everything is simpler. WhatsApp prohibits iPhone 4 and older models. That is, all Apple smartphones that came out before 2011.iPhone 4S, for example, received an update to iOS 9, so WhatsApp will still work on it. As with all newer Apple smartphones.

    Android Phones:

    From February next year, WhatsApp will no longer support all smartphones on Android 2.3.7 and older. Dozens of models that came out approximately between 2009-2011 fall under the ban. Now Android 2.3 and its variations occupy a share of 0.3% of all active smartphones on Android – taking into account the total number of devices, it is about 7.5 million smartphones worldwide.

    For example, WhatsApp will stop working on the first Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Mini, Galaxy Gio, Google Nexus One, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, LG Optimus One, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire Z and many other smartphones that have not updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

    The only way to extend the life of WhatsApp on an old smartphone is to install unofficial firmware Android 4.0 or newer. The main thing is to catch it before February 2020.

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