Today’s most popular messaging app, WhatsApp, continues to end support for older versions of Android and iOS. By the end of December, WhatsApp support for phones with Windows Phone operating systems ended.
Microsoft recommends switching to an Android or iOS phone. According to the information obtained by AndroidCentral, the next support termination date for WhatsApp was set as February 2020, 3 days later.
Phones that will end WhatsApp support!
Support is provided for devices running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher on WhatsApp’s website. As of February 1, 2020, those who have a device running Android 2.3.7 and earlier will not be able to create a new account or verify an existing one.
Of course, this restriction is not limited to Android. Starting from the same date, the application will only be available on iPhone models with iOS 9 and newer versions. If you have an Android phone that will end support, you can prevent data loss by backing up your messages to Google Drive.
Those who do not want to use Google Drive can back up their conversations using the Export Chat feature. Just open your chat with someone or group and press Export Chat from the options section.
The chat you export will be available as a txt file. You can also choose to include media files as an attachment when exporting chat.