From January 2021 onwards, people with older iPhones and Android devices won’t be able to use WhatsApp. Some people will only be able to use a limited amount of features, while others won’t be able to use it at all.
WhatsApp, one of the world’s most popular messaging apps, confirmed that it will stop providing support for older devices.
This includes iPhones that aren’t running iOS9 or later, and Android devices that aren’t running Android 4.0.3, also known as ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’, or later.
If you’re one of those people with a relatively new device but just haven’t gotten around to updating your software (out of laziness or forgetfulness), now’s the time to do it.
But if, say, you’re still using an iPhone 4, you won’t be able to update to iOS9. This means it’s time for an upgrade, unless you’re willing to part ways with WhatsApp and find another messaging alternative.
Similarly for Android users, if you’re using a Samsung Galaxy S2 for example, then you’ll also lose out on valuable WhatsApp access in 2021.
Here’s how to update your software (if you still can).
Go to ‘Settings‘ > ‘General‘ > ‘Software Update‘ and from there you’ll know whether you’re eligible for an update. If not, time to say goodbye.
Because of the overwhelming amount of Android devices out there, the way to update your phone solely depends on its make and software.
You can try going into ‘Settings‘ > ‘About Phone‘ > ‘Check Now For Updates‘ (or similar).
On my Samsung Galaxy Note10+ however, all I need to do is go to ‘Settings‘ > ‘Software Update‘.
So, will you be saying goodbye to WhatsApp in 2021?
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