WhatsApp stated this in an updated FAQ posted on their official website some days ago.
According to the information been posted on their website, WhatsApp said that users using older Android phones running on Android versions 2.3.7 and older wouldn’t be able to use WhatsApp app any longer after February 1, 2020 same directives also applied to iPhone iOS 7 and older devices.
“You won’t be able to use WhatsApp on the following platforms for:
“All Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019
Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020
iPhone iOS 7 and older after February 1, 2020
“Because we will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time.”
For Android iOS 7 version, phones like Sony Xperia Advance, Lenovo K800, Samsung S Lightray 4G SCH-R940, Motorola Defy Pro XT 560, Samsung S2 LTE GT-i9210T, LG Optimus 3D Max P720, HTC Velocity 4G will be cut off. Most of these phones were 2011 – 2012 devices.
For iPhone iOS 7, devices such as the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and other fourth-generation iPad will be affected.