WhatsApp, the wildly famous messaging service, has been trying to streamline the load on its servers, and the quantity of energy it wants to put back having safety patches for various versions of its sustained operating systems.
The company has since advertised that from February 1, 2020, the messaging service will no longer run on Android devices working on versions before Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), as well as iOS devices working at versions before iOS 9. As an outcome, if you are but on one of those versions of Android or iOS, you will upgrade your device to continue using WhatsApp.
The move, nevertheless, does not rise to change a complete lot of users. Google’s usage statistics, the behavior of 91mobiles , the case that 99.6 percent of all Android devices previously work on Android versions that cut.
For iOS too, higher than 91 percent of all iOS devices previously run on iOS 12 or higher, suggesting that a mere fraction of iOS users still do the over five-years-old iOS 8 variants.
This implies that WhatsApp’s end of service may not modify way too several users, on overall duration.
The movement may improve WhatsApp streamline its overall services, and is also a force to give users upgrade their devices to get more regular security updates.
With an improvement in the kinds of cyberattacks affecting iOS and Android devices, it is anyway recommendable for all users on age-old Android and iOS versions to upgrade their devices at the newest possible.