WhatsApp Won’t Support iOS 8 and Older Versions From February 1, 2020
If you haven’t upgraded to the latest iOS version yet, then it is time for you to upgrade now. WhatsApp will stop providing its support for iOS 8 and its earlier versions. To be precise, the iOS 8 users won’t be able to get their WhatsApp account verified from February 1, 2020.
The blogpost from WhatsApp states that the iOS 7 or its earlier version users won’t be able to verify their WhatsApp accounts. But the FAQ page contradicts this statement. According to this FAQ page, WhatsApp won’t be supporting iOS 8 either. Apart from iOS users, the Windows Phone users won’t get WhatsApp support on their devices after December 31, 2019. The company has already removed WhatsApp from Microsoft Store completely on July 1st, 2019.
If you are using a device running on iOS 8 and planned to delete or create a new WhatsApp account after February 1st, 2020 you won’t be able to do that. However, you can still use the app for chatting and calling but it won’t help you with registering on the device. You have to upgrade to the iOS 9 or above versions in order to get your account verified on the app.
The users of iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6 or 6s are the ones who have iOS 8 or its earlier versions. You can upgrade to the latest version of OS by going into the settings, general software, and software update. The latest iOS version is iOS 13.1 Ensure that the battery of the mobile is full and you have solid Wi-Fi connection. The mobile must have at least 4GB of free space to get the latest iOS version up and running.