“This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp,” a statement from the messaging application read.
If you’re using any of the expiring platforms, WhatsApp advises you to back up your chat history and export it as an email attachment before support ends.
In a recent blog post, the Facebook owned app also warned users of iPhone running iOS 8 or older and android device running version 2.3.7 or older, saying the devices will no longer support the use of the application from February 1, 2020.
“WhatsApp for iPhone requires iOS 9 or later. On iOS 8, you can no longer create new accounts or reverify existing accounts. If WhatsApp is currently active on your iOS 8 device, you’ll be able to use it until February 1, 2020,” it read.