WhatsApp stops working on outdated operating systems

From the first of January this year, messenger WhatsApp stops supporting outdated operating systems. Now users with smartphones running iOS 8 and below, as well as Android 4.0.2 and below, will not be able to install the application.
Under the restrictions will fall at least a few million people who will now have to either update to a more recent version of the operating system, or stop using the messenger on this device. The developer has left users the opportunity to save important information from correspondence. To create a backup text copy, you only need to select the item "Other options" in the dialog menu, then click on the sub-item "More" and in the pop-up menu select the position "Export chat". Among the options for sending correspondence you can choose "Google Disk" or e-mail. However, even here there are restrictions, you can send no more than 40 thousand text messages or 10 thousand messages containing media files.