By Simdi Gloria:-
From 1 January 2021, a new WhatsApp update will prevent the popular messaging app from working on millions of phones.
Most owners of older Android phones and iPhones will be forced to either update their mobile operating system or buy a new smartphone as their devices will no longer support the latest version of the app.
Any iPhone not running iOS 9 or newer, or any phone not running at least Android 4.0.3 will no longer be able to open or operate the Facebook-owned app- WhatsApp.
This means all iPhone models less than iPhone 4 will be unable to support WhatsApp. These phones are not capable of updating to iOS 9.
Android phones that will lose WhatsApp support include the Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire, and LG Optimus Black.
Phone owners can see what software their device is using by checking the settings section. For iPhone users, this can be found under Settings > General > Software update.