WhatsApp has been in the news this year for delivering a plenty of highlights for its in excess of 2 billion clients across the world. The year saw probably the most foreseen highlights from the Facebook-claimed informing application, for example, Dark Mode include, Disappearing Messages alternative, WhatsApp Business application upgrades and then some.
Notwithstanding, WhatsApp has consistently kept up that “For the best insight, we suggest you utilize the most recent programming variant of Android or iOS and any remaining viable programming.”
In this way, come 2021, WhatsApp will quit dealing with various cell phones. As refreshed on the FAQ uphold page of the Facebook-claimed informing application, there are a few Android and iOS telephones that will most likely be unable to run the application as the organization will pull out help for more established renditions of OS from one year from now.
As per the data on WhatsApp FAQ area, WhatsApp might be viable with telephones running Android 4.0.3 working framework or more up to date just as iPhones running on iOS 9 and more current.
For Android telephones, models including HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr or even the Samsung Galaxy S2 will not, at this point have the option to have WhatsApp.
For iPhones, iPhone 4 and prior models won’t uphold WhatsApp soon. Models 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6 and 6S should refresh their working framework to iOS 9 or later to keep utilizing WhatsApp.
In the event of the 6S, 6S Plus and the original iPhone SE, they are the last to help the most recent form of the recently delivered iOS 14.
Aside from this, the Facebook-possessed texting stage will keep the application running for select telephones with KaiOS 2.5.1 OS or fresher, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2, it said.
Besides, WhatsApp likewise said that there’s no alternative to move your visit history between stages. Nonetheless, it gives the alternative to trade your talk history as an email connection.
How to know your current OS version:
To discover your present working framework for telephone, iPhone clients can go to Settings > General > About, to discover the iOS form.
For Android clients, you can go to Settings and afterward on About Phone (which is likely toward the finish of the segment) to see which Android form your cell phone is running on.
Consistently end, WhatsApp closes uphold for more established iOS and Android cell phones. In 2020 start, WhatsApp quit working for Android telephones running on Android 2.3.7 working framework and lower just as iPhones running on iOS 8 and lower.
It likewise focused on the way that these more seasoned renditions of Android and iOS working frameworks “can no longer create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts after February 1, 2020.”
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