1 min read.Updated: 01 Jan 2021, 04:00 PM IST Written By Staff Writer
WhatsApp will only be compatible with phones running Android 4.0.3 operating system or newer as well as iPhones running on iOS 9 and newer
Every year-end, WhatsApp ends support for older iOS and Android smartphones
WhatsApp will stop working on a number of Android and iOS smartphones from today, according to its FAQ section as the company will withdraw support for older versions of the OS from 1 January, 2021.
This comes in the backdrop of Facebook-messaging app stating earlier that it has always maintained that "For the best experience, we recommend you use the latest software version of Android or iOS and all other compatible software."
In order to find out your current operating system for phone, iPhone users can go to Settings > General > About, to find out the iOS version.
For Android users, you can go to Settings and then on About Phone (which is probably at the end of the section) to see which Android version your smartphone is running on.
Every year-end, WhatsApp ends support for older iOS and Android smartphones. In 2020 beginning, WhatsApp stopped working for Android phones running on Android 2.3.7 operating system and lower as well as iPhones running on iOS 8 and lower.
It also stressed on the fact that these older versions of Android and iOS operating systems "can no longer create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts after February 1, 2020."
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