WhatsApp is expected to come with some interesting new features in the near future, and the Facebook-owned service has been improving a lot over the years, but there’s also some bad news coming up in a couple of months regarding the famous app. You won’t be able to use WhatsApp on any smartphone which runs Windows Phone OS, neither on devices with iOS 8.
We all know that Windows Phone has been avoided by tons of apps, but lack of support for iOS 8 from WhatsApp is shocking for most people.
When will it begin
The horror will start at the beginning of the next year. Even the first day of 2020 will catch all Windows Phone users in the impossibility to run WhatsApp on their devices. The iOS 8 compatibility will be fully removed at February 1st, but you’ll still be able to use the Facebook-owned service until that date if you don’t reinstall the app. But you shouldn’t rely on this since reinstallment is a very necessary operation when an app fails to work correctly.
Android versions 2.3.7 and older versions would be unsupported by WhatsApp from the 1st of February as well, but this is a reasonable decision and shouldn’t get anyone by surprise.
The sad news about WhatsApp’s renounce to support iOS 8 and Windows Phone was provided by the Tweet user WABetaInfo. This is a surprising decision for most people since the famous messaging company announced some interesting new features for the app which users will be enjoying: the ability to share statuses directly to Facebook Story or the update about hiding mutual status. But let’s not forget that not supporting old versions of an operating system is something very usual, and almost anyone can afford a better device nowadays. And after all, you know what they say: you just can’t have them all in life, right?
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