Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Millions of Android and iPhone cellphones are threatened could no longer use WhatsApp. Because, Facebook has decided to stop support on several operating systems (OS) starting February 1, 2020.
Starting February 1, 2020, WhatsApp can no longer be used by phones running the Android operating system version 2.3.7 (Gingerbrand) and the iOS 8 operating system.
“Because we no longer actively develop services on this operating system, some features may stop operating at any time,” Facebook said through WhatsApp opponents, as reported on Sunday (1/26/2020).
Users of these two operating systems will be unable to verify existing accounts and will no longer be able to create new accounts. So the choice is to upgrade the operating system or buy a new cell phone.
“We do not have the option to transfer chat history to other platforms. However, we provide the option to export conversations in an email attachment,” explained Facebook.
Facebook itself advises users to update the operating system to Android version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above, iOS 9 and some KaiOS 2.5.1 users and above, including JioPhone 2.
Information, Android Gingerbrand was launched by Google in 2010. A year later, Android 3.0 or better known as Honeycomb appeared. According to Google’s dashboard data distribution Gingerbrand users only 0.3% of the 2.5 billion active Android devices or the equivalent of 7.5 million devices.
The presence of iOS 8 was launched in 2014. Based on CNBC Indonesia searches, the iPhone that last got iOS 7 and iOS 8 are iPhone 4, iPhone 3G S, iPhone 3G and iPhone. iPhone 4S and so on are still getting iOS 9 updates and so on.