WhatsApp, the world’s most popular social media platform with over 5 billion downloads in the Google Play Store, currently supports mobile platforms, mainly Android and iOS, and more recently KaiOS for feature phones. It has become an app that supports both OS and PC.
At the end of each year, Facebook’s WhatsApp service announces the end of its support for OS and Devices, which have been released for 2020.
According to it, support for WhatsApp before iOS 9, iOS 8 and older, and Android 4.0.3, that is, Android 4.0.2 and older, will end in 2021.
This means that if you are still using a mobile phone with Android 4.0.2 or earlier, or an iPhone with iOS 8 or earlier, you will not be able to use WhatsApp from next year.
Apple iPhone 4 and older iPhone models, Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr are among the most popular devices that lose WhatsApp support, including iPhone 4s (iOS 9), iPhone 5 (iOS 10). WhatsApp is available for use on all Apple models running iOS 14, including the iPhone 5s (iOS 12), and any brand of Android phone running Android 4.0.3 to Android 11.
However, most users do not have to worry as most of the smartphones currently on the market are powered by their latest versions, but for some reason, if they have older devices, they will have to upgrade to a newer model.