WhatsApp Update 1 - Tomorrow is the day when WhatsApp stops working across a variety of iPhone and Android smartphones. If you haven't upgraded your phone in years, now might be the time to do so. For everything you need to know about why the service is will stop working and which smartphones are impacted, keep reading for the key details.

Original Story Follows - Last year we warned about several smartphones that won’t be supported by WhatsApp anymore from February 1, 2020.

And unfortunately, that means time is running out.

WhatsApp is the free go-to messaging app for millions of people, and if you’re one of them, you will want to check if your device is ok to use.

From February 1, which is next Saturday, several owners of iPhones and Android will no longer be able to use WhatsApp.

Those affected are those running Android versions 2.3.7 and older, and iPhone iOS 8 or older.

Fortunately, most people who own these smartphones will be able to update their device ahead of that date.

If you own an iPhone 4s or anything more recent, you will be able to upgrade to iOS 9.

Not sure which operating system your phone uses? iPhone users can check this out by going to Settings, then General, followed by Software Update.

If you’re an Android user, simply go to Settlings, then About Phone, followed by Software Info.

Then you will be able to find out which version your phone has.

WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from next week – check if your’s is affected

WhatsApp previously confirmed it would stop working on certain devices on December 31, 2019.

They included All Windows Phone operating systems.

An official blog post by WhatsApp recommended: “As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use.

“While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future.

“This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.”

“If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone to continue using WhatsApp.”