The company announced that previous android and iOS smartphones could not access WhatsApp. WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms across the world. According to recent survey found that there are almost one billion WhatsApp users across 180 countries. The company announced that smartphones with operating systems older than Android 2.3.7 and iOS 8 would lose access to WhatsApp soon next year from February 2020. Users with iPhone 4 or Android smartphones purchased before 2011 will not be able to download the app from Playstore or Google Play. The original Samsung Galaxy S and the Google Nexus will be out of the race for using WhatsApp from next year.
The company added to news that handset users with Windows will stop access to the WhatsApp platform from December 2019. Users with Android 4.0.3 and iPhone iOS 9 and above versions can continue using WhatsApp service. A study found that India is one of the most leading countries in using WhatsApp. The no. of WhatsApp users has crossed 400 million in a month, specifically in India. The list of devices that will lose support to WhatsApp service include all Microsoft Lumia devices, iPhones older than iPhone version 5, HP Elite smartphones, and Android Smartphone’s like Samsung 4G, Motorola Droid, and Google Nexus.
WhatsApp is coming up with the new feature for new users that is a new feature for calls in the line. Now, users will be able to see who is there on call waiting instead of only engaged tone. Until now, the missed WhatsApp call seen in call notification but now the user will have the option to receive that call. To use this feature user should check for the updated version of the app i.e., version 2.19.352 or later. The company also assures to fix the issues relating to battery power drain when using different apps. WhatsApp is also adding a new feature to use WhatsApp in dark mode. It has come to news that Facebook can prove to be best alternative for users that don’t have support to WhatsApp. Facebook is planning to launch a single messaging platform that includes WhatsApp, Instagram’s messages, and Facebook Messenger.