WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging app, ended support for millions of Android and iOS phones by the end of 2020.
It was announced on this occasion that WhatsApp support for iPhones working on pre-iOS 9 operating system is being phased out.
As far as Android phones are concerned, WhatsApp support has been discontinued in phones prior to Android 4.0.3, but now the company has decided to discontinue support for more phones running on older iOS and Android operating systems from November 1. Announced
Now, WhatsApp has announced on its FAQ page that support for the world’s most popular messaging app for iPhones running iOS 9 is being phased out.
That means users will need iOS 10 or higher operating systems to use the WhatsApp on iPhones.
The iPhone SE, iPhone 5, 5S and 5C, 6S and 6S Plus still have the iOS 9 operating system, allowing them to use the operating system iOS 10 or later to use the WhatsApp. Will have to update from later versions.
Similarly, phones running Android 4.0.4 or earlier will also lose WhatsApp support from November 1.
Users will need phones running Android 4.1 or higher to use the WhatsApp.
Now it is not clear which Android phones are working before version 4.1, but this number could be in the millions.
Remember that with the end of support on older iPhones and Android phones from November 1, users will not immediately lose the WhatsApp.
They will have the opportunity to use some features but they will not be able to connect the devices to the WhatsApp web.
In the same way, they will gradually lose the use of WhatsApp on their phones and for their accounts they will need phones running on the required operating systems.