Breaking: WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones this month, is yours on the list?

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It’s currently available on select versions of the devices but will cease to be from December 31.

WhatsApp will stop working on Windows phones at the end of 2019,

WhatsApp said: “You’ll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019, and WhatsApp might not be available in the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019.”

It’s not just Windows phone owners that are going to be disappointed though as WhatsApp will also stop working on several Android smartphones and iPhones next year.

As of February 1, 2020, people using Android versions 2.3.7 or older will not be able to create new accounts or re-verify existing accounts.

The same fate will apply to users of iPhones running on iOS 8 or older.

 iPhone and Android users will need updated software if they want to continue using the app

iPhone and Android users will need updated software if they want to continue using the appCredit: EPA

If you have a Windows phone and want to save your chat history before it’s gone forever then there is luckily a fairly simple way to do this.

You just need to open the chat you wish to export.

Then click on ‘Group Info’.

Next you’ll need to scroll down and click ‘Export Chat’.

This will give you the option to download the chat with or without media.

Microsoft has decided to end support for Windows phone software due to a lack of market penetration and disinterest from app developers.

The company advised people to invest in iOS and Android devices.

In other news, WhatsApp’s long-awaited ‘dark mode’ will switch on automatically to boost your phone’s battery life, according to reports.

It emerged last month that a recent WhatsApp update was dramatically draining people’s phone batteries.

And, make sure you don’t click this text offering you 1,000GB of free xmas internet.

Would you be lost without WhatsApp? Let us know in the comments…


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