If you recollect, WhatsApp ended its support for some devices last year. The messaging platform is doing exactly the same for some more smartphones this year as well. The support for WhatsApp is ending for some iPhones and Android smartphones at midnight of January 1, 2021. But why? We will explain the reason behind ending WhatsApp support for some devices. Also Read - Top 5 video calling apps you can use for work from home in 2021
WhatsApp basically wants to end its support for devices running on outdated software. The aim is to provide users with the best in class chatting experience. Starting January 1, 2021 iPhones running on iOS versions older than iOS 9 and Android phones running on operating system older than Android 4.0.3 version. Also Read - Beware! WhatsApp Pink link is a virus, don’t click on it: What is it, how to stay safe
The decision to end support should not worry you because most Android phones we use run on OS version older than Android 4.0.3. Similar is the case with iPhones, most of the iPhones run on operating system older than iOS 9. However, if you do have a mobile device that run on an older operating system you must ensure to update it to the latest software version. If not done, you will not be able to use WhatsApp anymore, starting January 1, 2021. Also Read - Facebook to soon allow Messenger users to directly chat with WhatsApp users on the platform
To check which operating system your mobile phone is running just head over to the Setting menu. To check which OS your iPhone is running just head to the Settings menu, then to General and Information option, Software and you will be able to see the OS running your iPhone. For Android users, just head to Settings, then About Phone to see which Android version their smartphone is running on.
WhatsApp ends support for these smartphones
So which devices will not support WhatsApp after today? Check out the list below if your phone is there on it.
The iPhone models include iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S.
Some Android phones still running on old OS include HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr, and the Samsung Galaxy S2.
Users still using smartphones mentioned above must upgrade to the latest operating system to enjoy using the messaging app and connect with loved ones.