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WhatsApp To Stop Working On These Smartphones After This Diwali

Can you imagine your phone without WhatsApp? That’s right, it’s scary because everyone is on this instant messaging platform for every type of communication whether personal or professional. You should know that WhatsApp has 2 billion active users globally every month and numbers are still increasing. Once you are on this messaging platform there is no going back. Moreover, we Indians contribute over one-fourth of these active users stats with 500 million active accounts. But after this Diwali festival when everybody will be busy sharing images and videos of the celebration, few will not be able to use WhatsApp, because of their old android or iOS devices.

WhatsApp To Stop Working On Few Smartphones After This Diwali

WhatsApp To Stop Working On These Smartphones Post Diwali

As per the update from Apple, “iPhone running on iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices will stop supporting WhatsApp from October 24. The messaging platform has also started to notify iPhone users that the app would no longer run on iOS or iOS 11. To continue using the instant messaging app, users will have to update their iOS.”

WhatsApp’s Help Centre official page reads, “iOS 12 or newer OS will be required for iPhone users to continue using the app. Notably, there are not many iPhones running on iOS 10 and iOS 11 software versions.”

Users of iPhone 5 or 5C will be able to download, install and use WhatsApp only after an update. Whereas iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s users, can now buy a new smartphone, it’s time to move on. WhatsApp will not be supporting these devices.

“WhatsApp works continuously on upgrading privacy and user interface. For that, the messaging app focuses on the developments suitable with the latest operating system provided by Apple and Android. The latest updates on WhatsApp do not support the old OS and devices, Android devices users also need Android 4.1 or a later version to continue using the instant messaging app on their smartphones”, mentions Livemint.

Also read:

WhatsApp Banning Indian Users: Avoid these 6 Things

How To Update Your iPhone?

If your iPhone does not have auto-updates then you can update to the latest iOS version this way. Go to settings then ‘General’ then tap on ‘Software Update. This will update your iPhone.

Rishabh Sharma

Rishabh is an experienced content writer and editor, he is working for Viralbake to cover a diversified range of categories. His articles mainly focus on providing information, being a travel guide, educating others, and also making people aware of technology, after all, he is a technophile. When not writing he can be found gaming, watching movies, and travelling.

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