WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones

Messaging service WhatsApp will no longer work on millions of smartphones from 1 February.

Android and iPhone devices which only support outdated operating systems will no longer be able to run the Facebook-owned app.

WhatsApp said the move was necessary in order to protect the security of its users.

Smartphones using Android 2.3.7 and older, and iPhone iOS 8 or older, are those affected by the update.

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