At the beginning of 2021, which is 1st January, the widely popular messaging platform WhatsApp will stop working on a number of older iPhones and Android smartphones. Few may lose access altogether while others may not be able to use a few features on the Facebook-owned platform.
Dropping support for older devices is a regular exercise for WhatsApp. This time it is dropping support for any iPhone running on software older than iOS9. Users with these phones won’t be able to use WhatsApp from January 1, 2021, onwards.
For this reason, we share what smartphones iOS and Android in which WhatsApp will stop working, to the less correctly. It is important to note that the instant messaging application will continue to be available for devices Android with operating system 4.0.3 or later and iPhone with iOS 9 or later.
In a nutshell according to Independent which is a renowned and highly ranked British Newspaper, Android and iPhones Set To lose Whatsapp Support in 2021 are;
Apple iPhone 1-4
Samsung Galaxy S2
LG Optimus Black
Motorola Droid Razr.
There are several Android and iOS phones that may not be able to run WhatsApp as the company will withdraw support for older versions of OS from next year
Any Android released before 2010
Phones that will need to update to at least iOS 9 for iPhones or atleast Android OS 4.0.3 for Android phones for them to still be able to access WhatsApp include;
Apple iPhone 4S
Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer
Samsung Galaxy Note
Motorola Droid 4.
Sony Xperia Pro and newer
For users who do not know which version of the operating system they are using, they can simply check it. In order to check it, users can go to Settings then select General Information regarding the phone, or there will be an option of About Phone in Setting. Visiting these options will give details on the latest operating software the phone is running on.