WhatsApp will stop working with millions of users

Since 2020, the popular messenger will stop supporting the old-generation software. Because of this, about five million users will be left without WhatsApp.



As the developers of the utility said, from next year the application will cease to be developed for iOS 8 and older, Android 2.3.7 and earlier, as well as Windows Phone.

“The software codes were updated, despite the unfavorable financial situation. Of the total number of users, about five million people or two percent use the OS. Support for such devices is more expensive than earning from advertising. To continue using the messenger, we advise customers to switch to new devices ».

Company representatives said that not only the development of new codes will stop, but also the maintenance of those already created. This means that from February 1, 2020, WhatsApp will not start on older devices with iOS, Android.

The situation with Windows Phone is different. Microsoft executives announced the discontinuation of support for Windows 10 Mobile OS. What is the reason do not explain.


An easy way to fix the problem is to buy a new smartphone running on iOS, Android from 2016..

A budget option is to install an emulator or flashing the device. The latter is fraught with failures, the risk of “picking up” the virus. Therefore, to reinstall the OS, select only proven services.

You can install the emulator yourself. The principle of the utility is to replace the codes. Because of this, the device accepts programs developed for other operating systems..

Installation of the assistant takes place in several stages:

  •     Search for a program to bypass the OS.
  •     Download an application to a device.
  •     Utility launch.

Important: smartphones, tablets may have built-in protection against suspicious programs. Therefore, before installing the emulator, disable the ban. This can be done in the device settings..

Popular emulators

More than eight dozen programs have been developed to bypass OS codes. However, only parts can be trusted with information.

These include:

  •     MEmu. Android emulator for Windows.
  •     Remix OS Player. Launches Android on PC. Only works with Intel processors.
  •     Nox App Player. Simulates Android on computers, laptops. The utility even has a built-in Play Market.
  •     Leapdroid for Android Extension.
  •     BlueStacks Runs Android games on Windows or Mac OS. 
  •     Genymotion. Automatically pulls the Android OS to the latest codes.  
  •     Koplayer Converts Windows to Android.

Utilities are freely available. Payment for installation is not required.


Even the cessation of software support by developers will not stop WhatsApp fans. To circumvent, users are ready to buy new devices, reflash the OS, install emulators. The main thing is to prepare in advance, not to fall into the hands of scammers.