WhatsApp has confirmed that it will stop support for iOS 8.0 and older, Android 2.3.7 and older from February 2020. The company made this known via a blog post where it listed the operating systems, which the company will be providing support to. It has earlier announced that it will stop support for Windows Phone at the end of 2019. Now, WhatsApp will not be supporting the iOS and Android device running on the listed OS from February 2020.
In the statement, devices running on Android OS 4.0.3 and above, iPhone running iOS 9 and above, and select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1 and above, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2. If your device is running iOS 8 and older, and Android 2.3.7 and older, WhatsApp will stop working from February 1, 2020.
The Statement reads,
On iOS 8, you can no longer create new accounts or reverify existing accounts. For the best experience, we recommend you use the latest version of iOS available for your phone. We don’t explicitly restrict the use of jailbroken or unlocked devices. However, because these modifications might affect the functionality of your device, we can’t provide support for devices using modified versions of the iPhone’s operating system.
So if you have any device running on the listed above, WhatApp has made it clear that support will not be available from February 2020.