WhatsApp stops performing on many smartphones from Feb 1
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp will not work on many smartphones from 1 February.
WhatsApp said it's necessary to dam people that are running older versions of the Android or iOS operating systems.
However, this step will help so as to guard the safety of its users.
‘Because we not actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop working at any time,’ said WhatsApp during a blog post.
Smartphones using Android 2.3.7 and older, and iPhone iOS 8 or older, are those suffering from the update.
The latest update will mean users on unsupported devices will not be ready to create new accounts or re-verify existing accounts.
Every year the messaging app isremoves support for devices that ‘don’t offer the type of capabilities we'd like to expand our app’s features within the future.
WhatsApp on Tuesday said that it'll launch dark mode feature for its iPhone users with the launch of an update for the beta version on Google play platform.
Whatsapp security vulnerabilities revealed by US Database
Earlier, Cross-platform messaging and voice IP service WhatsApp found to possess disclosed 12 vulnerabilities in 2019.
According to the entries available on the US National Vulnerability Database (NVD), WhatsApp reported 12 vulnerabilities last year.
A total of seven vulnerabilities of the entire count were classed as “critical”.
The list of vulnerabilities disclosed by WhatsApp include the CVE-2019-3568 bug that marked critical and discovered within the VoIP (voice-over-Internet-protocol) stack of the app in May last year.
It allowed hackers to remotely execute malicious code on smartphones.
Similarly, another critical flaw that tracked by CVE-2019-11933 may be a a part of the US database.