WhatsApp will not be available in some iPhone and Android phones from tomorrow as the company will withdraw support for older versions of OS from next year.
WhatsApp will only be compatible with phones running the Android 4.0.3 operating system or newer as well as iPhones running on iOS 9 and newer from 2021, according to the statement by the messaging platform.
This, in turn, will mean iPhone models including iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S will lose support for the messaging platform. In addition, Android-based devices like HTC Desire, Motorola Droid Razr, LG Optimus Black, and Samsung Galaxy S2 will also meet the same fate.
The instant messaging platform will keep the app running for select phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 OS or newer, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
How to know whether WhatsApp is working on your smartphone
Users can check whether their iPhones are compatible with WhatsApp by going to the ‘Settings’ menu. In the ‘Settings’ one should go to the software section in the General Information option. The users will be able to see the OS running in that particular iPhone. Android users can head to Settings, then About Phone to see which Android version their smartphone is running on.
(With agency inputs)