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WhatsApp to stop working on thousands of iPhones next month – is yours on the list?
日期:2020-01-08 18:40 作者: 来源:英国太阳报 相似文章:0条
           WHATSAPP will stop working on several iPhones and Android smartphones next month. As of February 1, users with smartphones running older versions of iOS and Android software will not be able to create new accounts or verify existing ones on the messaging app.

        
 iPhone and Android users will need updated software if they want to continue using the app

2 iPhone and Android users will need updated software if they want to continue using the app Credit: EPA People using Android versions 2.3.7 or older will be affected. The same fate will apply to users of iPhones running on iOS 8 or older. Luckily most smartphones will still be able to download more up-to-date operating systems so users of older devices may still be able to update ahead of February 1. Software like iOS 9 is available for iPhones from the iPhone 4s onward.

        
 WhatsApp recently stopped support for Windows smartphones

2 WhatsApp recently stopped support for Windows smartphones Credit: Alamy For perspective, the iPhone 4s came out back in 2011. If you want to find out what version of an operating system youre currently using then there are easy steps you can take. For Android users, you need to go to Settings, then click on About Phone and then Software Info. If youre an iPhone user, you need to go to Settings, then click on General and then Software Update. Both methods will display the current version of software your using and should give you the option to update if you need to. There is still plenty of time to update your phone before February 1 but Windows smartphone owners have not been as lucky. WhatsApp stopped support for Windows phones at the end of last year. The company released this statement: "Youll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019, and WhatsApp might not be available in the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019." WhatsApp – a quick history Heres what you need to know... WhatsApp was created in 2009 by computer programmers Brian Acton and Jan Koum - former employees of Yahoo Its one of the most popular messaging services in the world Koum came up with the name WhatsApp because it sounded like "whats up" After a number of tweaks the app was released with a messaging component in June 2009, with 250,000 active users It was originally free but switched to a paid service to avoid growing too fast. Then in 2016, it became free again for all users Facebook bought WhatsApp Inc in February 2014 for $19.3billion (£14.64bn) The app is particularly popular because all messages are encrypted during transit, shutting out snoopers As of January 2018, WhatsApp has over 1.5billion users globally WhatsApp bug lets a single text crash your app so hard you need to reinstall it TOP STORIES IN TECH

        


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