WhatsApp decided to completely stop support for a range of smartphones running Android and iOS.
The world's most popular messaging app does not intend to develop a version for these platforms, so it has decided to end support for these phones and systems.
According to WhatsApp on the FAQ page on its website, users of some older operating systems will not be able to create new accounts or re-verify existing accounts.
The company has listed phones and operating systems that will not work on the instant messaging application by February 2020, starting from that date will stop support for all Android phones running Android OS 2, 3 and 7 and iPhone operating system "iOS".
Users of all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019 will not be able to use the application.
WhatsApp explained that its decision to end support for the application owned by Facebook for Android phones and iPhone will not affect many users, and will be affected only those people who are still using the old Android phones and iPhone.
According to a tweet published by Wapitanfo, WhatsApp will also not support devices running iOS 8 or earlier.
The messaging app regularly adds new features, some of which require powerful phones and newer Android and iOS versions in order to function properly, as some phones will not be able to support the features they intend to roll out in the future, leading to their decision to end support for these devices.