While the messaging app- WhatsApp keeps getting updates to make life easier for its users. They have something for iPhone users. Not all of them but an update for specific iPhone users.
As per a report, some of the older iPhone devices may shortly stop supporting WhatsApp as a recent update from Apple states that the instant messaging app will no longer function on some old iPhones.
According to Mashable India, the messaging app will reportedly discontinue supporting iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices as of October 24, as per one of WABetaInfo’s earlier sources.
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Reports suggest that WhatsApp has already started alerting iPhone users who are using iOS 10 or iOS 11 versions of the program.
The iPhones that will be affected-
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will stop working on iPhone models running on iOS 10 or iOS 11 versions as well as iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models. The changes will reportedly start taking effect on October 24. So, users with iPhone models that are running on iOS 10 or iOS 11 versions, will need to upgrade their handsets to iOS 12 or newer versions to continue using WhatsApp. This step could force iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c users to upgrade to a newer iPhone model. Another report also suggests that it is not practical to update to a new iOS build on these iPhone models.
But if the phone allows you to update then the easiest and best way to continue using WhatsApp on your device is to update it to the new iOS system update.
In other updates of the week for WhatsApp, WaBetaInfo wrote, “WhatsApp is developing a new feature for a future update to let businesses manage their chats with customers better: the ability to assign certain chats to specific linked devices.”