WhatsApp is one of the most used services today and every time, it comes up with some crazy updates. For the purpose of security, WhatsApp updates its application on each operating system.
According to the latest reports, WhatsApp will stop working on the devices like some Android, iOS and KaiOS devices running old OS versions from today. There is no other choice for the user except to get a new device with support for the app. The users can back up their chat history before moving to the new device in order to retain all chats and media.
The devices that operate on Android 4.0.4 and older versions are not going to support WhatsApp. The Icecream Sandwich update was released in the year 2011.
Some of the Android devices that won’t be able to use WhatsApp are Samsung Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F7, Optimus F5.
Now coming to iPhone… WhatsApp won’t work on any iPhone older than iOS 10 from 1 November. Devices such as iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, Apple iPhone SE (1st generation) will stop supporting WhatsApp.
WhatsApp only supports phones running on KaiOS 2.5.0 and newer. Both JioPhone and JioPhone 2 will continue receiving support.
The users those who are switching to new mobiles, they are advised to take a backup of their chats and other data from their old devices.