WHATSAPP already has been warning their users from sometimes that they’re going to face a block soon in 2019, & the all-important date when things come to their end is almost upon us. Here are the phone models that will be affected by the highly-successful chat application in a couple of weeks.
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Some of WhatsApp fans could face a major issue later this month when a new block enforces. The chat application has been warning their users with older phones for a little while that they’ll need to upgrade their phones to continue using the Chat Application service. And now that date is coming up & is just a few weeks away from us.
WhatsApp confirmed on their support page that anybody with a Windows Phone is going to lose access from December 31, 2019. And It’s not the end Yet.
The deadline for ageing Windows smartphone would be followed by blocks for iPhones running older than iOS 7 and moreover Android devices those have of versions 2.3.7 installed in them. This iPhone and Android block will come into action from February 1, 2020.
If you still love WhatsApp and have anyone of the phones mentioned – or you haven’t updated your operating system yet in a few years, you’re going to need for head to a shop to get an upgrade to something a little more recent in WhatsApp.
HERE ARE ALL THE DATES WHEN WHATSAPP STOPPED WORKING ON SOME PHONES IN PAST TIMES.
- Nokia Symbian S60 after June 30, 2017
- BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 after December 31, 2017
- Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018
- All Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019
- Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020
- iPhone iOS 7 and older after February 1, 2020
Justifying the decision of WhatsApp to stop supporting older hardware, WhatsApp wrote in a blog post that: “As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use.
“While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.
“If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone to continue using WhatsApp.”
This news came as WhatsApp appears to be getting ever closer to launching a Dark Mode as we already wrote about WhatsApp’s upcoming feature Dark Mode (Artcle Link is available at the bottom of this article). Rumours are rife that the Facebook-owned firm whatsApp will release this update in a couple of months with more screenshots of how this upgrade will look.
The latest leak is that (which comes via the team at WABetainfo), even shows how the update could helpful to improve battery life. If true, it appears that Dark Mode could get a new option which will allow users to choose the theme based on their battery-saving settings or not.
This should be definitely meaning that if things are running low, and you’re going switch to a low power mode, WhatsApp will automatically turn itself dark to help conserve what is left in the tank.
There’s no official word on when, or if, Dark Mode will arrive but We’ll try to bring you all the news as soon as anything is announced in future.
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