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PSA: WhatsApp dropping support for older Android and iOS smartphones

By Ken Wong - on 23 May 2022, 11:28am

PSA: WhatsApp dropping support for older Android and iOS smartphones

Users will still have some time to update to the latest OS before time runs out. Image source: Pexels.

WhatsApp has announced plans to stop supporting smartphones using older operating systems by 24 October.

In a post to their official help centre, WhatsApp says that they will be supporting Android-based smartphones running OS 4.1 and iPhones running iOS 12 and newer.

Those using phones on the older operating systems will receive notifications from WhatsApp to update their OS to continue using the service.

According to WhatsApp they regularly review and update the operating systems they support the devices and software that are the oldest and have the fewest number of people still using them. These devices also might not have the latest security updates or lack the functionality required to properly run WhatsApp.

 

Source: WhatsApp

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