WhatsApp to stop working on millions of Phones from today
WhatsApp, the leading software used for messaging, will be shutting down on millions of mobile phones starting February 1, 2020. Starting February 1st, all iPhones that have an iOS 7 operating system or Android phones with any version prior to the 2.3.7 Gingerbread operating system; WhatsApp will be completely discontinued on these mobile devices.
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You may be surprised to know that millions of mobile phones still have the operating systems mentioned above, though both of these operating systems are years old, Apple’s iOS 7 version was launched in 2014 and Gingerbread 2010.
According to Google data, 0.3% of Android devices are still running on Gingerbread operating system, which means that out of 2 billion 50 million Android devices worldwide, there are still Gingerbread systems in 75 million phones. If they have not been upgraded, the WhatsApp will not run on these mobile phones.
Like Android, Google does not provide operating system data for iPhone devices, but it is estimated that 7% of all iOS devices have software older than iOS 12. In addition, 0.1% of older iPhones, such as the 5S, also have the iOS 7 system, but these data are not certified.