Individuals using smartphones running on Windows operating systems will not be able to access the messaging app, WhatsApp after December 31st, 2019.
In a notice on its mobile device support blog, WhatsApp says it will no longer develop for smartphones using Windows operating systems.
The app will also stop working for old Android smartphones from February 1st, 2020.
“You’ll no longer be able to use all Windows Phone operating systems after December 31, 2019, and all phones on iOS 7 or older, and Android 2.3.7 and older, as of February 1, 2020. Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time," WhatsApp says.
The announcement comes barely three years after WhatsApp stopped working for Windows Phone 7 in 2016.
A year later, WhatsApp ended support for the app Nokia Symbian S60 as well as the BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10.