Baddibunkas might not have access to WhatsApp from February

Knowing Baddibunkas love of money and how frugal they are, this news will hit them where it hurts most, the pockets.

Most of them are using the most basic smartphones with older operating systems which WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, will not be supporting anymore.

WhatsApp announced that from 1st February 2020, Apple lovers using iOS 8 or older and android devices with version 2.3.7 or older will no longer have full access.

Now, Baddibunkas will have no choice but to bring down the safe from the loft and use whatever money is left to buy new WhatsApp-supported smartphones if they want to continue using the app.

All is not lost though. Those with older phones and have WhatsApp installed can continue to use it but would not be able to reverify existing accounts and some features might not be working. Those who do not have it installed will not be able to create new accounts.

The company explained: “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.”