WhatsApp will withdraw support for a number of dated smartphones by early next year. The Facebook-owned company has announced that the messaging platform will stop working on Windows Phones after the end of this year. Moreover,
the app will also become unusable on some older versions of Android and iOS from February 2020.

WhatsApp has said that it would withdraw support for all Windows-based phones after December 31. This means if you own a Nokia Lumia or a similar handset, you may not be able to create a new account from January 2020.

The primary reason for stopping support for these devices is because WhatsApp will no longer actively develop for Windows Phone OS.

WhatsApp will also stop working on devices running Android 2.3.7 and older as well as iOS 7 and older after February 1, 2020.

That means, if your device is running on an outdated operating system you won't be able to use WhatsApp from early next year.

Hence, you should upgrade your device's software or get a new handset that runs the latest OS.

No, WhatsApp will not immediately stop working but the app will not receive any further updates. Moreover, you may not be able to create a new account or re-verify an existing one.

The company has said that it "will no longer actively develop for these platforms" and some of the features "may stop functioning at any time."

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  1. I m using Lumia 730 dual sin and Microsoft 640XL Dual sim can I upgrade software to use whatsapp in my both handset????

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  2. I have micromax dual sim phone and whatsapp stop working from 14.01.2020. Can i upgrade my handset

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  4. I use Redmi note 3. And the android version 6.0.1 MMB29M. Will the WhatsApp work on my mobile after February 2020?

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  6. I have samsung j7 prime dual sim phone and whatsapp stop working from 24.01.2020.please help me my whats number 9975747321

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