For the remaining Windows Phone users, support for WhatsApp has now officially been discontinued. After this step has been announced for a long time, the Messenger will no longer work.
Anyone running the app on a smartphone with Windows 10 Mobile will now only see an error message. It is also possible to connect to the WhatsApp servers. This means that messages can no longer be called up or sent. Of course, no further updates are made available by Facebook .
Many users should no longer be affected by the end of support anyway. The mobile operating system of the Redmond company is only used by a few smartphone owners. In addition, the support is in itself also in mid-January 2020 Windows 10 Mobile terminated .
Android 4.0.3 iOS 9 or KaiOS required
In order for WhatsApp to be officially supported and used, a smartphone with Android 4.0.3 or newer is required. It also supports iPhones that have received at least the update to iOS 9. There is also support for selected devices that run KaiOS 2.5.1 or a newer version of the feature phone operating system.
Support for additional devices will be discontinued on February 1, 2020. From this point on, smartphones with Android 2.3.7 and older and iPhones up to iOS 8 will no longer be able to access WhatsApp. If you use a corresponding device in combination with the popular instant messenger, you should switch to a more modern smartphone as soon as possible or, if possible, update to the latest software version.