WhatsApp will stop working on some older smartphones from January 1

Update your software now, if you can

If you’ve got an older iPhone or Android phone, you may lose access to WhatsApp altogether or some features on the messaging app from January 1, 2021.

The makers of the messaging app have confirmed support for older devices will stop in the new year, and for some it may mean the app stops working altogether. You’ll only be impacted if you don’t have iOS 9 or above on your iPhone or Android 4.0.3 or above on your Android device.

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