WhatsApp will stop working on these mobiles from 2021.

WhatsApp is discontinuing its service on billions of smartphones. It is expected that by the end of this year, WhatsApp will be out of service with more phones running on older operating systems. As of January 1, 2021, WhatsApp will not be available on phones running Apple’s iOS 9 and Google’s Android 4.0.3. This list includes many iPhones and Android mobiles.

WhatsApp is the one of the most using messaging service on the world. People rely on WhatsApp for all kinds of communication, whether personal or professional. But it is known that the new features of WhatsApp are not running on phones running on an older OS.

WhatsApp has to abandon older phones and OSes to solve this problem. Every year, WhatsApp loses access to phones running older versions of the OS. From 2021, WhatsApp will only be available on devices running Android 4.0.3 or higher.

In the case of iPhones, WhatsApp will continue to run on iOS 9 and later. Smartphones running on these operating systems or higher will have no problem running WhatsApp. On the other hand, users older than iOS 9 and Android 4.0.3 will not be able to run WhatsApp from next year.

This issue will affect all smartphones that have stopped receiving updates since Android 4.0.3 KitKat. Some of the phones are Samsung Galaxy S2, Motorola Android Razor, LG Optimus Black, and HTC Desire. However, you can go to Settings> System> Software Updates and check for system updates. Obsolete iPhones after iOS 9 are easy to identify. The iPhones that will stop supporting WhatsApp from 2021 are iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and iPhone 5C.

WhatsApp has already advised consumers to replace obsolete smartphones with new ones. Phones running on these OSes were not previously allowed to open a new WhatsApp account. Accounts cannot be re-verified at this time.

When WhatsApp was launched, the Apple App Store was only months old. About 70% of smartphones back then belonged to BlackBerry and Nokia. But today, 99.5 percent of mobile phones run on the platforms of Google and Apple. At that time these companies did not have even 25 percent market influence. WhatsApp officials explain that they are making changes over time.

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