Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sanskriti
Yet Whatsapp has released another announcement in the market regarding the app. Some devices that WhatsApp will no longer support will shortly stop operating. WhatsApp will discontinue supporting Android phones that aren’t running Android 4.1 as of November 1st. If you have an older Android phone that is compatible with these older operating systems, you should consider upgrading to a new smartphone. On the other hand for iOS, the company stated that it will only work on Apple devices running iOS 10 or later and that KaiOS 2.5.0 will be the sole option for those using WhatsApp on feature phones.
Jio phone users have good news, the JioPhone and JioPhone 2 should not be concerned about support because the phones run on the most recent version of the operating system. As per the reports, the decision to stop supporting earlier versions of the operating system is intended to improve the platform’s overall security. Users will have more control over their privacy and security with the newest version of the operating system, which is a good thing.
Furthermore, it is difficult for the corporation to distribute security upgrades to older phones that are running an earlier version of the operating system, which might allow hackers to exploit the weakness to get access to the platform and install harmful software.
So in case you are using an older phone, you need to upgrade it to the latest version, unless your WhatsApp will automatically get logged out on November 1st.
Furthermore, you won’t be able to log into the app unless your phone is running the most recent version of Android. Also, keep in mind that you won’t be able to transfer your app data or conversation history if you’re upgrading from an earlier KaiOS to a smartphone. As a result, you’ll have to start over.