WhatsApp, a messaging app owned by Meta, has made a significant announcement regarding its support for older smartphones. Starting from October 24, 2023, WhatsApp will discontinue its services on certain Android and iPhone models with outdated operating systems. Here are the key details:
Android Phones Affected
WhatsApp currently supports Android operating systems from version 4.1 and onwards.
Effective October 24, 2023, WhatsApp will only be compatible with Android versions 5.0 and above.
If you are using an Android device with an operating system older than 5.0, you must upgrade your device to continue using WhatsApp.
iPhone Users Beware
What’s App had already ended support for iPhones using iOS 10 and 11 on October 24, 2022.
Required iOS Version
To maintain access to What’s App on iPhones, your device must be running at least iOS 12 or a newer version.
What’s App is a widely popular messaging application with over 1 billion monthly active users worldwide. It enables users to exchange text, images, and videos seamlessly across various devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and select smart TVs.
Introducing WhatsApp Channel
What’s App has also introduced a new feature called “What’s App Channel.” This feature allows channel owners to share updates directly with their subscribers within the app. Subscribers, in turn, can discover and subscribe to their preferred channels, enhancing the overall user experience.