London: WhatsApp, the leading messaging, audio and video call app, will be shut down on millions of phones from January 1, 2021, or a new version of the smartphone’s operating system will be needed to fix it.
But the bad news is that there are old Apple and Android phones that have no choice but to give up and buy a new phone. Such phones are still used in large numbers around the world, but first let’s mention the old operating systems.
If an iPhone doesn’t run on iOS 9 or later, or your Android phone lags behind at least version 4.0.3, ie Ice Cream Sandwich, WhatsApp may refuse to open. This literally means that WhatsApp will be shut down on iPhone 4 and all models below it as it will not be able to reach iOS 9 even after their iOS upgrade.
On the other hand, smartphone models like iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S were sold before the release of iOS 9, but they have the potential for software updates. ۔ That’s why you should update your phone today.
On the other hand, Android phones will be affected in large numbers as they are popular all over the world due to their low price. With the launch of Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire, and LG Optimus Black WhatsApp on January 2021, Will be unable to
Currently, there are more than two billion WhatsApp users in the world and the majority of them will not lose this feature, but WhatsApp may be closed on the following phones:
Apple iPhone, One to Four models
Samsung Galaxy S2
LG Optimus Black
Motorola Droid Laser
Any Android phone released before 2010
Below are the names of the smartphones that need to be updated to at least iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3 version:
Apple iPhone 4S
Samsung Galaxy S3 or later
Samsung Galaxy Note
Sony Xperia Pro
However, WhatsApp has also introduced some privacy requirements that must be accepted.