In addition to being probably the most widely-used messaging apps round, WhatsApp will get some other factor truly proper that its competition incessantly drop the ball with — supporting outdated variations of the running programs it is to be had on.
On June 13, 2018, WhatsApp printed that it is going to continue to toughen Android 2.three.7 and older variations of Gingerbread until February 1, 2020. Seeing as how the primary model of Gingerbread was once introduced in 2010, that suggests WhatsApp will formally toughen that iteration of Android for ten years.
That form of dedication is seldom noticed with maximum main packages, so we’d like to tip our hats to WhatsApp’s promise right here.
Even even though the corporate does not have a lot to achieve from this type of toughen as simply zero.three% of energetic Android telephones have been working a type of Gingerbread as of the June 2018 Android Distribution Numbers, WhatsApp is doing so anyway.
As for our iPhone pals, WhatsApp will additionally continue to work on iOS 7 thru that very same date.
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WhatsApp will continue to work on Android Gingerbread until 2020