Considering that iOS 12 will be released later this year, this means that iOS 7 was about five years ago. While it’s safe bet that the majority of iOS users are probably already on the latest version of iOS, WhatsApp has since updated its support where they state that the app will no longer support iOS 7 in 2020.
To be more specific, they will stop support iOS 7 and older come 1st February, 2020. This is still a couple of years away and to WhatsApp’s credit, this means that they would have supported iOS 7 for about 7 years by the time support does come to an end. This is pretty decent and like we said, the nature of iOS updates usually means that there are many who have probably updated and upgraded by then.
The post also states that they will stop supporting Android Gingerbread in 2020, and the Nokia S40 after the 31st of December, 2018 which we guess shouldn’t be surprising. Either way this news doesn’t come as a surprise in general, but in case for whatever reason you still have an iOS device running on iOS 7 or older in 2020, note that WhatsApp will no longer be supported on it.