WhatsApp users with Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices have been given a three year grace period as the application will continue running in these phones until 2020.
WhatsApp is one of the most used mobile messaging applications out there, having not less than 1.2 billion monthly active users. Most Zimbabweans with older android version devices were worried that December 2017 was the end of the line.
Last year, WhatsApp said it was ending support for a variety of older mobile operating systems, like iOS 6 and Android 2.2 (and below). The blog post announcing this change has been updated, with changed dates for some versions.
The company on Wednesday announced that older versions of Android will continue running the application till 2020 whose support was supposed to end this year in December.
The Facebook owned company also gave Blackberry OS devices until the end of this year to cut support of the application. For Blackberry users, the extension was supposed to end till this month end from last year 2016.