It’s no longer a go-to messaging app for millions of people around the world today as WhatsApp has stopped working on several popular smartphones.
Whatsapp had announced that from February 1, WhatsApp users on several iPhones and Android smartphones would no longer be able to create new accounts or reverify existing accounts.
Smartphones affected include those running on Android versions 2.3.7 and older, and iPhones on iOS 8 or older.Investigations by Daily Mail revealed that this has been affected but only few phones fell into such classifications.
For example, iOS 9 is available for iPhones going back as far as the iPhone 4s.
The news comes shortly after WhatsApp stopped support for Windows smartphones.
The change follows a report by WABetaInfo which indicated that Dark Mode is finally rolling out to Android beta testers.
WABetaInfo explained: “The day is here and I’m very happy to announce that WhatsApp is finally rolling out, for all Android beta users, the Dark Theme feature!”
“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.”
Alternatively, users can choose to Set by Battery Saver, in which the app will automatically switch to light or dark themes based on the Battery Saver settings.
(Additional reports from agencies.)