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WhatsApp will stop working on iOS 8 and other systems next February

Keeping a smartphone for many years is great for both your pocket and the planet. It turns out that if you stay with the same device for a long time, you will eventually lose some features here and there, which is quite understandable since manufacturers and developers have no interest (economically speaking) in continuing to work or support very much systems. old. O Whatsapp An example.

In a recently updated support article, Facebook announced that WhatsApp for iPhone now requires iOS 9 or later; In earlier versions of the system, it is no longer possible to create new accounts or sign in to existing accounts. And from February 1, 2020, it will no longer be possible to use WhatsApp on iOS 8 or previous systems.

In practice this means that owners of iPhone 4 (which has iOS 7.1.2 as the last supported system) or earlier models of Apple's smartphone will no longer have access to WhatsApp a small number, I believe, but considerable users.

Note that if you have an iPhone 4s or later but are still running iOS 8 or earlier, you can upgrade your device and continue using WhatsApp we have a full article explaining the latest version of iOS supported by each model. iPhone To update your iPhone operating system, simply go to General Settings Software Update.

Other systems

It's not only on iOS that WhatsApp bid goodbye to older versions of the system. Also on February 1, 2020, the messenger crashed in the very old Android 2.3.7; As of December 31st, WhatsApp will stop working on Windows Phone as a whole.

via Lifehacker | Image: BigTunaOnline / Shutterstock