WhatsApp Alarm: Facebook Stops Support On Number Of Devices
The end of the 2019 year does not only mean the end of the second decade of 2020 but also the end of supporting WhatsApp on a number of devices. Therefore, not so long ago, Facebook, the owner of the application, published a new FAQ to describe to users what they need to do and what it means. In this blog post, we will tell in detail which versions and operating systems this announcement is related to, what you need to do at first, and what is the current status at WhatsApp.
On Which Versions Of Operating Systems, WhatsApp Is No Longer Available?
As for the updated FAQ section on the WhatsApp page, the developers will stop to support the application on the number of old versions of Android and iOS. The thing is getting worse if you use the device running on the Windows Phone operating system: the company announced that the app would no longer be available on it. So, if you use the version of WhatsApp for tablet, just delete the app after December 31, 2019. It is the date when Facebook will cease to support it. Note that this applies only to Windows Phone, it won’t affect the WhatsApp for PC.
What can you do if you are a user of iOS and Android? First of all, check the version of your current operating system. If it has higher than Android 2.3.7 and iOS 8, keep calm. You don't have to do anything. Otherwise, just update the operating system in the Settings. And you will be available to continue to safely make WhatsApp video calls, send messages, and media files.
How Can I Save My Chats On Windows Phone?
In order to save all your chats, you need to transfer them to another device. For example, you can install WhatsApp for Mac version and export it there. Note that the deadline is December 31, 2019. To transfer chats to another device, follow the steps below:
- Open a Chat;
- Click Group info on the top left corner;
- Choose ‘Export Chat’ option;
- Select the destination.
If you choose the computer, then just use WhatsApp web login to get access to the exported chats.
As you can see, nothing serious happened. You have enough time to prepare for everything. Continue to make WhatsApp video calls, and stay connected with your friends and relatives. Still have questions? Write them in the comments below, and we will try to answer as soon as possible.