WhatsApp rolled out support for millions of Android and iOS phones by the end of 2020.

It was announced on this occasion that WhatsApp support for iPhones working on the pre-iOS 9 operating system is being discontinued.

Whatsapp annouces end of support for specific iPhones
Whatsapp announces the end of support for specific iPhones. | PC: Shutter Stock

As far as Android phones are concerned, WhatsApp support has been removed in phones before Android 4.0.3.

WhatsApp has now announced on its FAQ page that support for the world’s most popular messaging app for iPhones running iOS 9 is being phased out.

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This means that it will no longer be possible to use WhatsApp on the iPhone 4 and 4S.

The company has not announced a specific date, but it will not be possible to use WhatsApp on them in the next few weeks.

Similarly, the iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C models, which still have the iOS 9 operating system, will need to update the operating system to iOS 10 or later to use WhatsApp. ۔

It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The number of users using phones based on Apple’s older operating systems could be in the millions.

Note that before this, on December 31, 2019, WhatsApp had stopped supporting all phones running Windows operating system.

Similarly, support for phones running the Android 2.3.7 or earlier operating system was discontinued in February 2020.

Before Windows Phone, WhatsApp has discontinued support for BlackBerry operating system, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Samba S60, Android 2.1, Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7, iPhone 3G / iOS 6.

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