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Monday, December 09, 2019

Whatsapp Will Soon Stop Working On Old Phones...

If you are using an older phone and you are wired on WhatsApp, you need a phone upgrade urgently. WhatsApp has announced it will stop working on millions of phones from 31 December, as they have reached their lifespan.





That means users on a variety of older handsets could end up losing access to the messaging app.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has confirmed via its support page that it will stop supporting these devices on December 31, 2019.

The company says that any phone running the Windows Mobile operating system will not be supported after this date.

However, that’s not all. Any iPhone running software older than iOS 7 will no longer be supported and neither will any Android device with version 2.3.7 installed.

The iOS and Android blocks won’t happen this month but will take place on February 1, 2020.
from metro.co.uk via pmnews

37 comments:

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    1. Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) was released over 8 years ago. If you still use this version of android phone, the phone manufacturers no longer support them with spares or repairs. They are obsolete. For iOS users, this will affect many Nigerians who use iPhone 6 and lower versions.

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  2. And so?
    When Whatsapp wasn't there ten years ago, did humanity go extinct? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Abi ooo, when people dump their app for a new next their eyes go clear. The WhatsApp sometimes na nuisance sef.

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  3. So poor people no go dey use whatsapp again? hat's bad o

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  4. Mark your wahala too much. Na to switch to Telegram be that. I never eat better food na phone I go dey take money buy.๐Ÿคท‍♀️๐Ÿคท‍♀️๐Ÿคท‍♀️

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  5. War against poor people and poverty.

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  6. I hope my infinix hot note 2 will be saved. If not WhatsApp can go to hell as I don't have money to change phone.

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  7. Hmmmm ...I need to update my iPhone it only updates with wifi connection ( not mobile wifi)

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  8. People should better start learning to live without these social media
    How can something just drop down from the blues and be controlling people's lives
    like this. And people will be trembling if they say they won't support?
    Can't we see that these people are collaborating to make everyone buy the latest
    products of these other companies?

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    1. You get sense, nor be small......

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  9. Mmmmmmhhhh,
    How many girls will open legs this Christmas for a new iphone or android?
    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Funny but that's the reality. What a shame!
      Funke how are you, can I have your number?
      Funke: Will you buy me iphone 11?

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    2. I have to agree with Ang on this. Devil don bring another strategy.

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  10. Na wah oh!WhatsApp want some people to change their phones by force

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  11. Hmm not fair for the ones that can afford good phones.

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  12. Martins please am using a J7 prime, do i need an upgrade? Make i no it i get to buy new phone.

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    1. @Anon 14:31,nothing to be worried about..

      Most Android users now use a version higher than that stated above by WhatsApp..

      Version 2 of Android no be here ooo๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€;it haff teyeddd๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

      @MARTINS

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    2. I hope is not my phone they stole you are using now

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  13. My phone has been asking me to update since but with WiFi...
    Na them sabi shaaa. People still survive without social media.

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    1. Get another Android and switch on the Wi-Fi Hotspot;then connect your phone to the Wi-Fi and update..

      Nothing to worry about..OR you send the updated version via xender from another Android to your own device;then install(it will update)

      @MARTINS

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  14. I don't see this to be an issue. Since most Android users are using Android 5 and above.

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  15. There is an alternative to Whatsapp, it's called, Viber. I have both Viber and Whatsapp. Viber has more functionality than Whatsapp in my opinion, but not many ppl know about it. Those ppl with older phones download the Viber app and tell your family and friends to do the same. You don't have to run out to get a new phone.

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  16. How can i upgrade my Samsung S5 core prime?

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    1. @Horlabisi;Get another Android and switch on the Wi-Fi Hotspot;then connect your phone to the Wi-Fi and update..

      OR you send the updated version via xender from another Android to your own device;then install..

      @MARTINS

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  17. It means i will not be doing whatsapp be that.... Nigeria is hard ooo

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  18. Thank God I've never been a fan of that app

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  19. Martins please i'm using samsung j5,will i need to change mine as well?

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    1. @Ava;No you don't..

      Samsung J5 is Android 5.1(Lollipop) and above the Operating system stated above..

      You are safe(In Ebuka's voice)..

      @MARTINS

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  20. Martin, how does this affect me, l am using Samsung galaxy S6.

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    1. @Anon 18:16,It doesn't affect you at all..

      Your S6 is running on Andoid 5.0.2 and Upgradeable to Android 8..

      @MARTINS

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