WhatsApp has recently announced on its support page and marked as a highlight that it will not support the old version of Android and iOS in 2021.
Nowadays WhatsApp is used by 2 billion people all around the world,
Which never see before that Quarter World of the global population is using WhatsApp.
In 2020, WhatsApp has been releasing many upgrades about it’s features,
Whether it is dark mode feature or disappearing messages features.
WhatsApp Business has been upgraded more and more,
Especially in this pandemic situation where the economy decreases due to COVID-19.
In order to enjoy the new WhatsApp functionality,
WhatsApp has always recommended downloading the latest versions of Android and iOS.
As of 2021, it will not run on a variety of smartphones, the announcement by a Facebook-owned company.
WhatsApp updated on the FAQ support page that WhatsApp will not run on a number of Apple or Android phones from next year and onwards.
What Is The Next Step?
In response to the FAQ, the company said that WhatsApp would only work on the upcoming version of Android 4.0.3 or more, and iOS 9 or later.
HTC Wish, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr, and even Samsung Galaxy S2 are also included in Android devices.
These devices will no longer use in 2021 on WhatsApp application.
WhatsApp features will also be no longer available for iPhone versions up to iPhone 4.
Models released after iPhone 4, including 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6, and 6S, will only be able to run WhatsApp after their operating system has been updated at least iOS 9.
The older version of iOS models, the newly released iOS 14 only supports 6S, 6S Plus, and it also support the first generation iPhone SE.
In fact, the company said that the free messaging app will continue to work with KaiOS 2.5.1 OS,
Or the new model including JioPhone and JioPhone 2 on selected phones.
Furthermore, WhatsApp advises that there are no ways to transfer your chat history on multiple platforms.
However, an email attachment is the only way to move your chat by email attachment.
How To Operate New iPhone Operating System?
To learn about the new iPhone operating system,
Go to Settings, then switch to General and choose About to find the iOS version of your phone.
Android users should go to their settings and pick About Phone to search for the Android update.
At the end of each year, it is WhatsApp’s policy is to remove support from older OS versions.
In the beginning of 2020, t he Android 2.3.7 update and iPhones that support iOS 8 and lower OS do not connect with WhatsApp.
It was also explained that smartphones running on older versions of operating systems are not permitted to establish a new account,
or even it can validate previous accounts after February 1st