New Delhi, February 1, 2020: Even the newest of technology is meant to get obsolete after sometime. This is what happening to the smart phone users who are still using older version of Android and IOS. Facebook owned social messaging app Whatsapp will stop working on few older versions of these operating systems from February 1.
Devices that will suffer
Android and iPhone devices which only support outdated operating systems will no longer be able to run the Facebook owned app. According to WhatsApp this has been done keeping in mind security of its users. Smartphones using Android 2.3.7 and older, and iPhone iOS 8 or older, are those affected by the update. The operating systems that WhatsApp is dropping support for are legacy operating systems, which are no longer updated or installed on new devices. Most users will simply be able to update their operating systems in order to continue using the messaging service. Ccertain devices, such as the iPhone 4, which only supports iOS 7, will no longer be compatible with the app.
You can save your chats
If you are still using these lower version OS on your phones for using WhatsApp, and don’t want to lose all your chats and information then there is an option to save. Open the chat you wish to export, and tap on Chats. Tap ‘Export Chat’. You’ll then be given the option to download the chat with or without media. Choose your option and export all your chats.
Back up chats on Android
After opening the app, tap on three vertical dots on the top right corner of your Android phone. You need to tap on settings and then click on ‘chats’. At the bottom you require to tap on ‘Chat backup’ option. It will show you the Google Drive Settings option. Once you have done these settings, all your chats will get backed up for now and for the future.