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WhatsApp won't work on many devices in 2020. Is yours on the list?

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Many WhatsApp users to lose service
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Many WhatsApp users to lose service

WhatsApp will stop working on millions of older mobile devices globally as the company has withdrawn support for such phones.

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No WhatsApp on Windows mobile
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No WhatsApp on Windows mobile

The users on Windows Phones will be locked out forever after December 31. "WhatsApp is withdrawing support for all Windows phones from December 31, 2019 -- the same month that Microsoft ends support of its Windows 10 Mobile OS," Facebook said.

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WhatsApp won't support these versions!
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WhatsApp won't support these versions!

"From February 1, 2020, any iPhone running iOS 8 or older will no longer be supported, along with any Android device running version 2.3.7 or older," Facebook said. Users of these operating systems are already unable to create new WhatsApp accounts or re-verify existing accounts.

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An integrated messaging platform
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An integrated messaging platform

Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014 and aims to integrate the messaging platform into its other services Messenger and Instagram.

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The WhatsApp trouble
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The WhatsApp trouble

Meanwhile, users around the globe were facing trouble in sending or receiving messages on WhatsApp late Tuesday. Reports showed outages across Europe and in the US, Mexico and South America.

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