A great many telephones to quit running WhatsApp: report
KARACHI: Millions of Android and iPhone gadgets that solitary help obsolete working frameworks would never again have the option to run WhatsApp, the celebrated application possessed by Facebook, BBC gave an account of Saturday.
A report on the BBC’s site cited WhatsApp as saying the move was important to ensure the security of its clients.
Cell phones utilizing Android 2.3.7 and more seasoned, and iPhone iOS 8 or more established, would be influenced by the update, said the report.
The working frameworks that WhatsApp is dropping help for are “heritage working frameworks”, which are never again refreshed or introduced on new gadgets.
The report said that most clients would have the option to refresh their working frameworks so as to keep utilizing the acclaimed informing administration.
In any case, certain gadgets —, for example, the iPhone 4 that lone backings iOS 7 — would never again be good with the application.
“WhatsApp plainly had no choice yet to guarantee its administration stays secure; anyway it faces the troublesome reaction that the application is never again good with more established cell phones,” said CCS Insight investigator Ben Wood.
“This is probably going to disproportionally affect the long-tail of its clients, especially in development markets where there is a high extent of more seasoned gadgets.”
A representative for the informing stage stated: “This was an intense choice for us to make, yet the correct one so as to give individuals better approaches to stay in contact with companions, family, and friends and family utilizing WhatsApp.”
This is the most recent in a progression of moves after the application pulled back help for various gadgets in 2016, and afterward from all Windows telephones on the most recent day of a year ago.