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WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from today. Details here

WhatsApp will stop working on a number of smartphones from today. As updated on the FAQ section of the Facebook-owned messaging app, there are several Android and iOS phones that will not run the app as the company will withdraw support for older versions of OS from 1 February, 2020.
According to the information on WhatsApp FAQ section, Android phones running on Android 2.3.7 operating system and lower as well as iPhones running on iOS 8 and lower will not be compatible with the chat app starting today.

WhatsApp also stressed on the fact that these older versions of Android and iOS operating systems "can no longer create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts after February 1, 2020."

However, the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform will keep the app running for select phones with KaiOS 2.5.1+ OS, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.

WhatsApp also highlighted that the decision to end WhatsApp support for these Android phones and iPhones will not affect a lot of users.

If you are still using these lower version OS on your phones for using WhatsApp, and don’t want to lose all your chats and information after 1 February, 2020, there is an option to save your chats:

-Tap ‘Export Chat’. You’ll then be given the option to download the chat with or without media. Choose your option and export all your chats.

WhatsApp also highlighted that the decision to end WhatsApp support for these Android phones and iPhones will not affect a lot of users.

Here is the list of all the operating systems that will not support WhatsApp from next year:

-Android versions 2.3.7 and older
-iOS 8 and older

If you are worried that you might lose all your important chats once the app becomes obsolete, fret not. Here's how you can create a backup beforehand to avoid losing chat information: