The messaging app WhatsApp will end supporting a few iPhones and Android devices in 2021. But you don’t need to worry at all, as WhatsApp will end its support for older iPhones and Android devices. However, it will continue supporting new smartphones.
Moreover, the messaging app, WhatsApp will end support for phones that are utilizing dated operating systems. In case these reports are reliable, the messaging app will stop working on devices that are not running iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 operating systems.
According to reports, the Apple iPhones that do not run on iOS 9 will no longer support WhatsApp from 2021. These iPhone models include all Apple iPhone 4 and earlier models. Nevertheless, in case users who have iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S will need to update their smartphone to iOS 9 or later to further using WhatsApp.
On the other hand, WhatsApp will stop working on Android smartphones that do not run on 4.0.3. These models include LG Optimus Black, the Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire, Motorola Droid Razr. Apart from this, there might be several other Android smartphones that would not run WhatsApp in next year.
Nonetheless, if you are unable to identify which operating system your iPhone or Android smartphone is running on, you will need to go to settings to check it. So, iPhone users will need to go to Settings > General > Information. There they can check your iPhone’s software details. Likewise, Android users will have to go to Settings > About Phone to check their smartphones’ software details.
Consequently, the users who choose to upgrade their smartphones to recent software can do that. However, those who do not choose to upgrade their software will need to obtain a new smartphone to access WhatsApp on their smartphones.
On a similar note, the messaging app presently acquired plenty of new features newly. WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Payments recently. The messaging app collaborated with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) utilizing the Unified Payment Interface (UPI), an India-first, real-time payment system that allows transactions with above 160 supported banks.
Moreover, WhatsApp has partnered with leading banks, including ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, the State Bank of India, and Jio Payments Bank for Indian users. The feature has been launched to Android and iOS users.
Furthermore, the company has released Custom Wallpapers, Disappearing messages, WhatsApp carts, Always Mute option, and many other new features.