WhatsApp to end support for certain Android and iPhone phones

WhatsApp to end support for certain Android and iPhone phones

It's the end of an era for certain phones...

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Instant messaging juggernaut WhatsApp plays a massive role in modern society.

However, to keep up with the ever-changing technical advancements and changes in our lives, WhatsApp has to perform updates to its platform regularly, which means those of us with older phones may be in trouble.

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WhatsApp announced that it will stop supporting smartphones running on Android 4.0 or below and iPhones with operating systems below iOS 12.

Before implementing these changes, the application with two-billion users will send notifications to inform those with devices that will be affected. 

WhatsApp revealed: “To keep up with the latest advances in technology, we routinely stop supporting older operating systems to point our resources to supporting the latest ones.” 

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To keep WhatsApp on your device, the following is required:

  • Android phones with OS 4.1 and above
  • iPhones with iOS 12 and later
  • Phones with KaiOS 2.5.0 and above, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2

Some of the devices losing WhatsApp support include:

  • HTC One
  • Sony Xperia Z
  • LG Optimus G Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  • HTC Sensation
  • Motorola Droid Razr
  • Sony Xperia S2 and more

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