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If you have one of these phones, say goodbye to WhatsApp in February 2020


As every year by these dates, Facebook has confirmed the list of phones that will stop having WhatsApp in 2020. We tell you what are the smartphones that can no longer use the app on that date.

The application is renewed and the WhatsApp team has decided that it is time to leave behind certain versions of iOS and Android and, therefore, all phones with those versions that cannot be updated.

This is not something that WhatsApp does to annoy users, but as part of the cleaning service when studying which versions of the operating system are currently less used to stop allocating resources to update, and optimize, the application for such systems and focus on new features and support for more "modern" iOS and Android versions.

And we talk about "modern versions" in quotes, since the truth is that WhatsApp is not going to leave users with mobile phones launched this last five years. A few months ago we confirmed that this year the WhatsApp support for Windows Phone would end, mobile phones that are more recent than some of the list that we will show below, but that are not used due to the abandonment of the platform by Microsoft (for the poor acceptance of the system by the market).

However, in the "Questions and answers" section, WhatsApp has confirmed which phones will run out of WhatsApp in 2020. As of February 1, 2020, Android devices with versions prior to 4.0.3 and iOS devices prior to iOS 9 (launched in 2011 and 2015 respectively) will run out of WhatsApp.

That is, mobile phones with Android 2.3.7 and iOS 8 will stop having WhatsApp in a few months. So, if you want to continue having WhatsApp on your mobile, you will have to change devices. If you make a backup in the cloud with the native WhatsApp function, you will not lose any data.

Of course, if you need to change your phone, you don't have to spend a million. For example, we have recent mobiles with Android for less than 100 euros, such as the Xiaomi Redmi 8A that can be purchased for 97 euros and arrives fully updated.

Of course, if you want an iPhone, you know that Apple's pricing policy is more special, so it will be necessary to pay more (although, if you switch to the new iPhone, you will gain both in power and on camera and, above all , autonomy).