WhatsApp will stop working on various Android and iOS cell phones from today, as per its FAQ section as the organization will withdraw support for older versions of the OS from 1 January, 2021.
This comes in the backdrop of the Facebook-messaging app expressing prior that it has consistently kept up that “For the best experience, we recommend you use the latest software version of Android or iOS and all other compatible software.”
As per the data on WhatsApp FAQ section, WhatsApp might be viable with phones running Android 4.0.3 operating system or fresher as well as iPhones running on iOS 9 and more up to date.
For Android phones, models including HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr or even the Samsung Galaxy S2 will not, at this point have the option to have WhatsApp.
For iPhones, iPhone 4 and prior models won’t support WhatsApp soon. Models 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6 and 6S should update their operating system to iOS 9 or later to keep using WhatsApp.
In the event of the 6S, 6S Plus and the first generation iPhone SE, they are the last to support the most recent version of the recently released iOS 14.
Aside from this, the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform will keep the application running for select phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 OS or more up to date, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2, it said.
Besides, WhatsApp additionally said that there’s no option to transfer your chat history between platforms. Notwithstanding, it gives the option to export your chat history as an email attachment.