WhatsApp stops working on these Android, iOS phones from today: Check list here
- WhatsApp will only be compatible with phones running Android 4.0.3 operating system or newer as well as iPhones running on iOS 9 and newer
- Every year-end, WhatsApp ends support for older iOS and Android smartphones
WhatsApp will stop working on a number of Android and iOS smartphones from today, according to its FAQ section as the company will withdraw support for older versions of the OS from 1 January, 2021.
This comes in the backdrop of Facebook-messaging app stating earlier that it has always maintained that “For the best experience, we recommend you use the latest software version of Android or iOS and all other compatible software.”
According to the information on WhatsApp FAQ section, WhatsApp will only be compatible with phones running Android 4.0.3 operating system or newer as well as iPhones running on iOS 9 and newer.
For Android phones, models including HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr or even the Samsung Galaxy S2 will no longer be able to have WhatsApp.
For iPhones, iPhone 4 and earlier models will not support WhatsApp soon. Models 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6 and 6S will need to update their operating system to iOS 9 or later to continue using WhatsApp.
In case of the 6S, 6S Plus and the first generation iPhone SE, they are the last to support the latest version of the newly released iOS 14.
Apart from this, the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform will keep the app running for select phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 OS or newer, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2, it said.