How To Save WhatsApp Chats From Your Old Smartphone

In this fast upgrade culture, smartphones are getting outdated very quickly. Now, WhatsApp will no longer be supported on select older versions of Android and iOS. Read more to find How To Save WhatsApp Chats From Your Old Smartphone

New releases all-year-around have created a fast upgrade culture. Users are constantly jumping from one device to another.

Additionally, the apps are releasing new builds to stay relevant among users. They also tend to cut down less popular services. Unfortunately, this race leaves behind a lot of users.

For example, recently WhatsApp shut down support for Windows Phone users. Now, WhatsApp has announced that the messaging platform will no longer be supported on select older versions of Android and iOS.

Also read: WhatsApp Group Video And Voice Calling Features Available On Android Beta

So if you are using Android version 2.3.7 and earlier (Or iOS 8 and earlier), you will lose all your chats (if you haven’t backed them up or exported yet).

The company had announced this deadline last year. This is likely to affect devices purchased from in or before 2015. Users must check for Android updates.

The Facebook-owned app has been warning its users about this new move for months now. The company had announced this deadline last year.

However, users with access to WhatsApp support can easily save their chats to avoid losing all data. This is advisable before switching to any newer device. Here’s How To Save WhatsApp Chats From Your Old Smartphone:

Also read: How To Stop WhatsApp From Using Up Your Phone Storage

How To Save WhatsApp Chats From Your Old Smartphone

  • Open the WhatsApp
  • Tap on the ‘three dots’ on the top right of the chat screen
  • Now, tap on More > Export Chat
  • Then select whether you want to include media or not
  • Nest, select the platform you want to save your chats to (email account, etc)
  • That’s it. You will be able to access these saved chats later

Note: Moving forward, the messaging platform suggests affected users an upgrade to smartphones running on Android OS 4.0.3 and newer (Or iOS 9 and newer).

In addition, to support for latest apps, newer Android versions also come with fixes for vulnerabilities and security enhancements.

Also read: How To Hide WhatsApp Photos & Videos From Your Smartphone’s Default Gallery

Conclusion

The Facebook-owned messaging platform has over 200 million monthly active users in India and 1.2 billion users worldwide.

Recently, it rolled out ‘Forward Message Limit’ for Indian users to limit fake news and misuse of its platform. Message forwarding is now limited to five chats in India.

The company also added a new Mute button that allows users to mute chat directly from the notifications panel. Whereas the WhatsApp group video/ voice calling features now allow you to chat with up to four people at the same time.

Additionally, the ‘Swipe to Reply’ gesture support lets you respond to a WhatsApp message by simply swiping it to the right side. While the ‘Picture-in-Picture’ Mode to Android app that will allow you to watch YouTube videos while checking the messages.

Also read: How To Mute WhatsApp Notifications Without Opening The App

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