WhatsApp: end of support for the app on older versions of iOS


When developers are working on the design of a service, it is customary to prioritize technical tasks based on the profiles of the most active users. Thus, depending on the speed at which the market tames the updates of the various operating systems , it happens that the least recent of them are put aside.

In this sense, WhatsApp has just announced that a certain number of phones will no longer be able to use its messaging in a few weeks. We tell you which ones, and what you can do to avoid losing data because of this change.

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Deadline: February 1, 2020

From next month, all devices running iOS 8 or earlier will no longer be able to use WhatsApp. This is also the case on Android, from version 2.3.7 of the software. There is certainly now little public for these editions dating back almost ten years, but the risk of not seeing certain messages again is still to be considered.

In fact, if you used the application bought by Facebook to communicate with those around you at that time and one day you want to find these scraps from the past, this will now be impossible. It is therefore essential to carry out an external recording of your content by the deadline communicated by the company.

To do this, the best solution is to export the history of your exchanges by emailThe method is very well explained on the WhatsApp site , and it only takes a few minutes maximum via 4G or Wi-Fi.

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