If you are using an older phone and you are wired on WhatsApp, you need a phone upgrade urgently. WhatsApp has announced it will stop working on millions of phones from 31 December, as they have reached their lifespan.
That means users on a variety of older handsets could end up losing access to the messaging app.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has confirmed via its support page that it will stop supporting these devices on December 31, 2019.
The company says that any phone running the Windows Mobile operating system will not be supported after this date.
However, that’s not all. Any iPhone running software older than iOS 7 will no longer be supported and neither will any Android device with version 2.3.7 installed.
The iOS and Android blocks won’t happen this month but will take place on February 1, 2020.
WhatsApp says that anyone using these older phones can no longer create new accounts or reverify existing accounts.
‘Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time,’ the company said in a blog post announcing the cut-off dates.
WhatsApp regularly stops support for older devices, forcing users to keep up to date if they want to continue using the app.
Here are all the dates that WhatsApp stopped working on older phone systems.
June 30, 2017 – Nokia Symbian S60
December 31, 2017 – BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
December 31, 2018 – Nokia S40
December 31, 2019 – Windows Phone OS
February 1, 2020 – iOS 7 and Android 2.3.7
JUST IN: Drama In Umuahia As Tigernut Seller Allegedly Steals Man’s P£nis [PHOTOS]
There was a mild drama on Thursday following the mysterious disappearance of a middle aged man’s penis in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State.
The ugly incident reportedly happened around Oboro Street by Niger area of Umuahia.
According to reports, trouble started when the victim identified as Papa Ejima raised alarm, saying that his penis disappeared immediately after a Nigerien, a tigernut seller whose name could not be identified at the time of writing this report touched him in his manhood region.
It was gathered that this attracted the attention of other residents who threatened to kill the accused person if he fails to return the manhood.
He appealed to them to spare him, saying his father who is in Niger will return the manhood.
It took the intervention of men of the Nigerian police who came to whisk the accused person away to escape mob action.
Delivery Man Caught On Camera Spitting On Customer’s Pizza
A Turkish prosecutor called for a sentence of up to 18 years for a delivery man who spat on a customer’s pizza before handing it over, local media reported Thursday.
The incident — which happened in 2017 in the central city of Eskisehir — was captured by a security camera in the customer’s apartment block, according to news agency DHA.
The footage showed the delivery man, identified as Burak S., spitting on the pizza and recording the moment on his mobile phone. His motive was unknown.
The defendant has already been fined 4,000 lira (600 euros) for endangering a customer’s health, and prosecutors are now seeking a lengthy prison sentence for “poisoning food”, DHA reported.
The owner of the apartment building alerted the customer after watching the security footage, prompting the criminal complaint.
Even by Turkey’s often tough judicial standards, the requested sentence is heavy, given that “membership of an armed terrorist organisation” carries a sentence of up to 15 years.
BREAKING: Dasuki Makes First Court Appearance After Release From Detention
The immediate-past former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, on Thursday, made his first court appearance after his release from detention.
He appeared before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja for his trial on charges of money laundering and illegal possession of firearms instituted against him in 2015 by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.