WhatsApp will stop working on Windows Phone after December 31, 2019. The app also ends Android 2.3.7 and iPhone iOS 8 support from February. Users of these operating systems are already unable to create new WhatsApp accounts or re-verify existing accounts.
WhatsApp has long been plagued with various security problems.
NOTE: See https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aprivacyblog.com+whatsapp&t=brave&ia=web to find a list of past articles in this blog concerning WhatsApp. Most of those articles
Managers at Facebook (WhatsApp’s parent company) have hinted that a new replacement for WhatsApp may be announced in 2020 or that WhatsApp’s functionality may be rolled into the company’s existing Facebook Messenger.
WhatsApp’s managers have said: ‘This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.’
You can read many articles about the demise of WhatsApp by starting at: http://bit.ly/348say3.
Categories: Online Privacy & Security