After launching a new beta version of the program for gadgets with OS from Google, WhatsApp messenger will not support older versions of the Android mobile OS.

This is stated in an article on WABetaInfo, a portal specializing in news about the messenger.

The material notes that the latest update is not compatible with Android versions below 5.0. As such, WhatsApp will end support for Android 4.4 KitKat (2013 version) and earlier, and will now require at least Android 5.0 (2014 version) or later.

As a result, developers will be able to focus on introducing new features.

WhatsApp is currently compatible with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (2012) and up.

We will remind, in Google presented the function of automatic archiving of applications on smartphones with Android OS. With one limitation.