Messaging apps are successful in stores of all operating systems. It's the easiest, fastest and most fun way to connect with the people around you. In addition, continuous updates that add new development make the user experience better and better. Just a few hours ago WhatsApp, the most popular app of this kind, announced that the service will no longer be available on devices with iOS 8 or earlier on February 1, 2020. In addition, it will also stop working on versions before Android 2.3.7.
WhatsApp enters the last decade saying hello to iOS 8
Since its launch in 2009, WhatsApp has been the fastest growing messaging app in the world. Remember when I was on App Stoe for a small price of 0.99 euros? Now that doesn't make sense, at least for the new generation of for thousands of years who sees the downloading of the green icon as a procedure to follow after the purchase of a new terminal. Beginning a decade, from the service side has announced that WhatsApp will stop supporting the following apps:
- IOS 8 and earlier as of February 1, 2020
- Android 2.3.7 and earlier
In the meantime, if you had an iPhone with iOS 8 you wouldn't be able to perform tasks: you couldn't create or validate new accounts, or transfer content from one account to another. Therefore to close the app on iOS 8 It was something that could be seen coming. However, from the support page they make sure that conversations can be forwarded to email if they are important to users. This does not mean, however, that they can be placed in a new forum, but that they are sent in plain text for reading only.
So, if you have an iPhone with iOS 8 and WhatsApp (of course, we doubt it) you must prepare because the service will stop working on February 1, 2020.