WhatsApp has a new list of devices that it has decided to stop supporting. Like every year, the popular messaging platform has decided to drop support for many older Android, iOS and KaiOS devices and the decision will come into effect from November 1. Also read- WhatsApp upcoming features: New message responses on the chat bubble, a look at the new features that may launch soon
Devices running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, iOS 9, or KaiOS 2.5.0 will face such a crisis this year. Also read- WhatsApp out-of-bounds read-write vulnerability: How it can lead to sensitive data leak
WhatsApp will stop working on these devices
A FAQ page shows that WhatsApp Will only support Android phones with version 4.1 and above, iPhones with iOS 10 and above, and KaiOS 2.5.1 and above. KaiOS devices also include JioPhone and JioPhone 2 in India. Also read- WhatsApp banned 30,27,000 accounts in India between June 16 and July 31: Know the reason
So, if you have a device that has Android, iOS, or KaiOS versions older than this, it’s time for you to upgrade. The good thing is that you have about two months to make the change. You can either upgrade to newer OS versions and if not available, a new phone is the only option.
That said, don’t expect many people to be affected by this new change as these are really old OS versions.
This comes after WhatsApp ended support for a bunch of older devices last December. This included devices running Android 4.0.2 and iOS 8.
In related news, WhatsApp is expected to introduce several new features soon. it includes ability to react For messages with emoji, such as on Instagram, Facebook and even iMessage. We may get to see a new chat design in the form of a chat bubble.
The Facebook-owned platform may also introduce a new capability that will let people search sent messages by date and more. All these features are said to be in beta right now and are likely to launch in the coming months.
We’ll keep you posted when this happens. so stay tuned.
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