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There is bad news for more than 7.5 lakh users who use WhatsApp. The company has said that from February 1, 2020, WhatsApp will not work on Android as well as smartphones that work on older iOS versions.

WhatsApp will not work on more than 75 lakh smartphones from 1st Feb
WhatsApp will not work on more than 75 lakh smartphones from 1st Feb

Whatsapp has many great features coming this year. Through them, the company will improve the chat experience of the users. However, millions of users around the world will not be able to enjoy these new and latest features of WhatsApp. From 1 February 2020, WhatsApp will stop working on millions of smartphones. In such a situation, it has become necessary for smartphone users with older OS to continue using WhatsApp by 31 January 2020.

Won't work on these Android and iOS devices

WhatsApp has been alerting users about this since last year. The company had said that in order to provide better experience and new features in WhatsApp, it is necessary to discontinue support for devices running on the old operating system. The OS on which WhatsApp will not work from February 1 includes iOS with Android. The company has made it clear that WhatsApp will not be able to operate on devices running Android 2.3.7 and older and on iOS 7 and older operating systems.

More than 75 lakh smartphones will be closed

A few days ago Google released a report that mentioned the number of smartphones running on the older OS. Google said in its report that the number of smartphones running on the old Android version is 7.5 million worldwide. Since this report, it is almost certain that the users of these smartphones will have to buy a new smartphone to continue using WhatsApp.

Necessary steps to give the best experience

WhatsApp said about the discontinuation of support on older devices, that it is planning and planning for the next seven years. In this, the company will focus on the same operating systems, which will have the largest number of users. The company said that older smartphones will not be able to support future WhatsApp features properly and this will also increase the risk on the privacy of users. The company advised the users that for the best experience of WhatsApp, it would be better to switch to a device with a compatible and latest operating system.

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