It is expected that "WhatsApp", a decision that will come into effect on February 1, 2020, may affect millions of users who own old models of phones, because the application owned by "Facebook" will not support phones running iOS 7, or smartphones with Android, which is run by any program before 2.3.7.

And the latest statistics from Google show that about 7.5 million Android phones must be updated to continue using WhatsApp.

Meanwhile, only 7% of all iOS devices work on an older version of iOS 12. And some unofficial estimates claim that 0.1% of some iPhone models, such as the iPhone 5S, are still running iOS 7.

According to “sources”, although the latest decision appears controversial, the WhatsApp team explained the reason for the decision to give up support for older device operating systems.

In a post on the official WhatsApp blog, the company said: “As we look forward to the next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the phone platforms that the vast majority of people use. Although these devices were an important part of our story, they do not provide The type of capabilities we need to expand our app features in the future.

She added, "This decision was difficult for us, but it is correct in order to give people a better way to keep in touch with friends, family and loved ones, using WhatsApp."

To avoid the ban, it is recommended that you update the phones and purchase new copies before applying the latest decision, so if you own an old phone and want to continue using WhatsApp, what is the best option for updating?

There are a lot of deals on the market, offering affordable ways to own a new iPhone or Apple phone. Apple iPhone 7 deals are offered for just £ 16 a month, upon registration for two years. In addition to deals offered by Android phone marketing companies, they can be followed up on the official websites of each type of phone separately.