WhatsApp to pull support for IOS 8 from Februrary 1, 2020

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Apple IOS operating system is currently at version 13, the new iPhone 11 got support for the upgrade late last month and the messaging giants, WhatsApp has announced that the platform will no longer support IOS 8 beginning from February 1, 2020.

It’s no longer news that the Facebook owned company will pull support for Microsoft Windows mobile this December.

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What the withdrawal of support really means for iPhone users is that beginning from February 1, 2020  creation of a new WhatsApp account on IOS 8 and re-verification of an older account will no longer be possible.

Whatsapp to pull support for IOS 8 from Februrary 1, 2020

“On iOS 8, you can no longer create new accounts or reverify existing accounts,” said the update.

So iPhone users will need iOS 9 or later to run WhatsApp.


“For the best experience, we recommend you use the latest version of iOS available for your phone,” WhatsApp said.

“We don’t explicitly restrict the use of jailbroken or unlocked devices. However, because these modifications might affect the functionality of your device, we can’t provide support for devices using modified versions of the iPhone’s operating system,” it added.


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