WhatsApp will end support for iOS 8 and older, Android 2.3 and older devices from February 2020

Back in 2017, WhatsApp announced that it will continue to support Android 2.3 till 2020 and earlier this year, the company confirmed that it will stop support for Windows Phone at end of 2019. Now, WhatsApp has announced that it will not support iOS 8.0 and older, Android 2.3.7 and older from February 2020.

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WhatsApp for Android beta update brings fingerprint lock feature

WhatsApp has been testing and introducing new features recently like Status Ads, ability to use the same account on multiple devices and more. Today, WhatsApp has started rolling out the much-awaited fingerprint lock feature to beta users on Android, after introducing it for iOS beta users earlier this year. This feature was rumored few months back.

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WhatsApp will allow users to use same account on multiple devices soon

WhatsApp has been introducing new features recently like Business Manager Catalog, Settings UI refresh, Face ID/Touch ID biometric authentication, privacy measures, etc. In similar lines, new reports suggest that WhatsApp will soon allow users to access its popular messaging app on multiple devices, at the same time.

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WhatsApp partners with The Indian School of Public Policy for privacy education programme

Privacy is the utmost priority for all IM apps and companies are introducing various measures to improve privacy and increase security like end-to-end encryption, privacy settings for groups and more. In similar lines, WhatsApp has announced a partnership with The Indian School of Public Policy for a privacy education programme.

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WhatsApp said to be working on option to share Status to Facebook Story and QR Code feature

Instagram already has an option to automatically share story to your Facebook story. Now WhatsApp is said to be testing “Add to Facebook Story” feature to share WhatsApp Status with images, videos, GIFs and text to Facebook Story. Unlike Instagram, this is not automatic, and has to be shared manually.

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FMS19: WhatsApp Status to get Ads in 2020, Richer messaging format for WhatsApp for Businesses and more

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been getting new features recently like new privacy settings, Business catalog, Checkpoint TipLine and more. Now, at the ongoing Facebook Marketing Summit (FMS) 2019, Facebook has announced that WhatsApp will be getting Status Ads in 2020 and will bring changes to Business and product catalog.

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