WhatsApp stops working on the 1st on Android and iOS
One of the most famous communication services in the world is WhatsApp, and more than 1.6 billion people use it on an ongoing basis. This suggests that approximately 1/4 of the population of the entire Earth uses this messenger, making voice calls and video calls with it, exchanging text messages, sending text messages, and also performing a host of other actions that it allows you to perform. Almost the entire audience of this service rests on the Android and iOS platforms, but soon not all the best events await all users of smartphones based on such smartphones, as support for some of these OSs will cease.
Today, September 30, 2019, the WhatsApp messenger development team officially announced that it decided to say goodbye to old versions of operating systems. When using mobile devices based on them, users will not have the opportunity to continue to use the most common service on the planet for communication, because he will refuse to connect to the servers. In this regard, it will be impossible not only to read the message or do something similar yet, but also simply to view your correspondence, because access to the information servers will not be loaded from anywhere. In other words, nothing good awaits users.
According to official data, from January 1, 2020, the WhatsApp service will stop working on iOS 8 and Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, as well as on any older operating systems. Millions of people around the world now use mobile devices based on these operating systems, and all of these will soon lose their ability to use the world’s largest communication services. According to the developers, they decided to take such a step due to the lack of support for modern technologies and APIs in already outdated operating systems, as well as due to the fact that these platforms contain many known vulnerabilities in the security system. Because of this, user data may be in danger.
Together with the refusal to support these operating systems, the overall security of the messenger will increase, because using it due to all this will be safer, because the probability of interception of correspondence by third parties using special software will be significantly reduced. The innovation takes effect on January 1, 2020, that is, right on the first day of the coming year. In this regard, the WhatsApp service advises users now to think about changing their old phone to a new one, or to install a newer current operating system on it, if possible. Until the end of support for obsolete OS, everyone has the opportunity to transfer the correspondence, because then this will not work.
Not so long ago, it became known that WhatsApp and Instagram services began to disclose to the police the correspondence of all users.
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